A Conservative councillor has resigned from the party over the distribution of a leaflet by other group members.
Coun Brett Cooper is now a non-aligned Independent councillor for Bare ward.
Coun Cooper announced his resignation from the national Conservative party, the Morecambe and Lunesdale Association and the Lancaster City Council Tory group.
On a closed Facebook page, he said this was following the distribution of a leaflet by Conservative councillors which is believed to refer to Coun Darren Clifford and an ongoing investigation into the unlawful leaking of a relationship the Labour councillor had with a member of city council staff.
Coun Cooper said the leaflet was not approved or condoned by himand he was not willing to share a platform with the individuals involved.
He has now requested to speak at Wednesday evening’s full council meeting.