Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Disgraced Lord Mayor of Oxford quits for 'telling 13-year-old schoolgirl she looked sexy when she bent down'

He probably spoke the truth in saying so and he harmed no-one  -- so the reaction seems rather hysterical

A disgraced Lord Mayor who allegedly told a 13-year-old schoolgirl she looked 'sexy' when she bent over has today resigned from his post.

Liberal Democrat Alan Armitage quit his coveted role as Lord Mayor of Oxford today after being accused of telling the teenager: 'It's sexy when you bend down like that'.

The alleged incident happened while the youngster and other members of an under-13s sport team were having their photograph taken with him.

The married father-of-three, who is a city and county councillor, claims he may have said ‘best if you stand next to me’ and was misheard.

Mr Armitage's resignation follows a ruling by the council's standards committee last week that it was 'highly probable' he did make an ‘inappropriate and disrespectful’ comment.

But the shamed public figure today announced his decision in an email to his fellow councillors and Oxford city council's chief executive, Peter Sloman.

Despite quitting his role as Lord Mayor, it is understood he has not left his post as a councillor.



Anonymous said...


Turns out it was a female student wrapped in a blanket.

Anonymous said...

More proof that being educated and being smart are two very different things.

Anonymous said...

I am a teacher. I'm conservative, in case you're wondering. And I believe his comment was inappropriate. No full-grown man, ESPECIALLY a man in a position of authority, should be telling a girl that she looks sexy. Even if she DID look sexy, the onus was upon him to keep his mouth shut and wait until she was at least 18. Lolita, anyone?