Conservative councillor calls council leader a bully. – The Havering Daily

Conservative councillor calls council leader a bully.


A Conservative councillor has placed an official complaint to the Conservative party in regards to the ‘bullying’ behaviour he feels he has experienced by the Council leader.

Councillor Perry was referred back to the group to then follow the complaints procedure as this is not a matter for Conservative Central office but for the Conservative Councillors Association.

Councillor Bob Perry from Emerson Park Ward has spoken to the Havering Daily about the incident that pushed Councillor Perry to come out and formally complain against Havering’s council leader Damian White.

Councillor Perry said: “We were at a meeting on January 14th, Councillor White shouted across the room that we all had to go out and go campaigning or we would lose our chairmanship position.

Someone then stated ‘what happens if you are ill?’. Councillor White responded by saying that they had to bring in a doctor’s note.

He is a bully and a dictator. I have decided to speak out and go public in the hope that the Conservative Party decide to do something about this.

We are expected to go out every Monday from 6-8 pm, some people don’t even have the chance to eat.”

Councillor Perry has decided to speak out now as he feels he is tired of being bullied.

I’m so incensed by all this, this bullying has got out of hand.”

Councillors are paid £7,000 for chairmanship positions and are expected to attend four meetings a year. So far councillor Perry has attended two out of the four.

He continued, “I have refused to go out campaigning as I don’t like the way we are spoken to. It is bullying.

Councillor Perry has also stated that the leader of the Council, Councillor White was not an elected party leader but an appointed one and was unhappy with the way his leadership had been forced on the party.

In response Councillor White said: “I am not going to comment on an ongoing investigation.”

4 thoughts on “Conservative councillor calls council leader a bully.

  • 14th February 2020 at 3:57 pm
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    Wan’t there a BIG announcement that said VINDICATED when the Tory Head office was asked if Damien White had been accused of bullying?
    At that stage Damien openly LIED about that and said he was vindicated and that it was not true.

    He does not seem to know the meaning of the work true

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  • 15th February 2020 at 11:17 pm
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    Damian White is the worst Havering Council Leader I have ever known, he has contempt for the residents of Upminster and Hornchurch. He is killing both towns with his parking views. He has never spoken to the shop keepers or Residents and just don’t care. I have voted Conservatives for over 50 years. But when the local election s come I will not be voting Conservative ,he is an embarrassment to there party. When is some one going to realise he is all self self self and just don’t don’t care about the residents,please please remove him from his job before it’s too late.

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  • 17th February 2020 at 8:32 am
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    White is a fool and it is an embarrassment on the Conservative party to have him as a councillor. His bullying selfish tactics are widely known, so why is he still in a job. To male things worse his appointment, was very underhand on the back of threats made to other councillors.

    Let’s also consider his recent behaviour. He blatantly lied multiple times during a radio interview about being overheard saying ‘he’d almost the cat out of the bag’, shortly followed by a denial which insulted any listeners intelligence.

    Then we’ve got the hugely embarrassing U turn on the parking charges, which amusingly he’s attempted to spin as being due to excellent budgetary control by the council. The policy was and still is a disaster, but he was too pig headed to listen but the pressure got too much for him in the end.

    As a lifetime Tory voter the conservatives need to get rid of this incapable fool, otherwise more people like myself won’t be voting for them in the next council elections.

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  • 17th February 2020 at 10:01 am
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    I agree his policies are parking charges and the loss of the free 30 minutes will be devastating for the Tories in Upminster and Hornchurch come the next election, I won’t vote for them next time around white White is in charge.

    Well done to Cllr Perry for calling him out for what he is, a bully. More people need to show their support for him on social media maybe then the other councillors will realise what a liability he is to them and vote him out before he destroys them all

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