Perv is a Tory councillor
TORY chiefs are demanding that a newly-elected councillor quit after he was exposed as a violent paedophile with a 41-year history of crimes.
Pervert Robert Richdale got the backing of the local party faithful in leader Michael Howard’s own constituency despite having 30 convictions involving 65 offences and FIVE jail sentences.
In 1973, Mr Richdale received a six-month sentence after pleading guilty at Sheerness Magistrates Court to indecently assaulting underage girls.
Speaking to the Folkestone Herald about an incident which took place in 1997, he said he received a caution for a sexual crime involving a girl of 14.
The 54-year-old unemployed chef had a landslide victory in the local elections last month, winning 431 votes for a seat on Folkestone town council.
In his campaign the father-of-two called himself a “family man” with a “compassionate personality”.