Late yesterday evening we were made aware of a post Councillor Dave Taylor made on his personal Facebook page in relation to the passing of Jack Charlton.
We would like to apologise to the family of Jack Charlton for any additional upset this has caused at what is clearly an already upsetting time. We would also like to apologise to any fans who were also offended by these comments.
Animal rights and hunting bring out strong emotions in people and Councillor Taylor made his comments in relation to Jack Charlton’s past involvement and promotion of hunting.
However, Councillor Taylor now acknowledges that his comments and timing were inappropriate. The Green Party has strong values and it is clear that Councillor Taylor’s comments fall short of these values and what we expect from our elected officials. York Green Party will be taking forward our internal investigation in relation to this.