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London Councillor With SHooting Conviction Can Keep His Job

by | 7th, July 2011

STEPHEN Govier is the independent Southwark councillor (formerly Labour until the Party whip was removed when his past came to light) who served three years of a six year sentence in California for assault with a handgun. He can stay in his role because there is nothing in the rules banning him from holding public office.

The Local Government Act 1972 only bans people from standing for election if their conviction was in the UK or its dependencies and in the past five years.

It was back in May 1997 that Govier shot Martin DeLuca in West Hollywood. The BBC reports:

..the man he shot, actor and producer Martin DeLuca, went to 611 North Curson Avenue in West Hollywood to buy cocaine. The man supplying him was a former friend but the transaction went badly wrong. Shot in the head at point blank range by local cocaine dealer and then addict Stephen Govier, Mr DeLuca claims he was left for dead.

Says Mr

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