Cllr Richard Eddy said he has received more mail in the past 24 hours over this one issue than he has over anything else in his 28 years as a councillor in Bristol - and it was a 'stream of outraged responses'.
The politician, who has served as the Conservative leader on Bristol City Council and is still the local councillor for Bishopsworth in the south of the city, said he was 'horrified and appalled' by the scenes in the city centre on Sunday afternoon, in which a group of people pulled down the statue and then it was rolled to the Floating Harbour and tipped over the edge.
... In 2001, he resigned as deputy leader of the Conservative group at City Hall after he began to use a golliwog doll as a mascot, and then got into hot water soon after that when he said the council should hire 'more attractive lesbians'.
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