by Lynn Cox
A Medway councillor has been expelled from his party after being caught kerb crawling.
Cllr Nick Brice, 64, pictured, has been thrown out of the Medway Conservative party after being caught trying to pick up a prostitute in Rochester.
The leader of the party, Cllr Rodney Chambers took the decision to dismiss him this week, after the matter, which happened in November came to light.
Cllr Rodney Chambers said: “The Leader and members of the Conservative Group on Medway Council believes that all elected members should demonstrate and uphold the highest standards in public office and public life.
A serious matter has arisen concerning Cllr Nick Brice’s private conduct outside of the council and as a consequence of this the Conservative Group has taken the decision to expel Cllr Brice from membership of the group with immediate effect.”
A spokesman for Medway Police said: “A 64-year old man from Chatham was arrested on November 2, 2009, on suspicion of kerb crawling in Rochester .
“The man admitted to the offence and was given a conditional caution.”
It is not clear if Cllr Brice will stand down as a councillor altogether or stand as an independent one.
Every effort was made by the Medway Messenger to contact Cllr Brice but he was not available.