Remember John Burton, constituency agent to Tony Blair when he was MP for Sedgefield? well, he's just got himself involved in a little local difficulty - suspended as a councillor for a month.
Whilst Labour have airbrushed Blair out of their recent past, they may want to do the same with Mr Burton. Apparently, he threatened a fellow councillor with deselection if he did not vote for a particular planning application for housing at Trimdon.
Yesterday he was hung out to dry by the Standards Board for a month. You can read more on: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/7037364.stm
Given this is Trimdon, why not relive the excitement of the Battle of Trimdon Green: http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=2lrhvLlbB6I