Tory "Cancer" Probe

PUBLISHED: 10:22 09 May 2008 | UPDATED: 21:23 26 October 2009

THE Tories are probing claims one of their new councillors lied about having cancer. Darren Gilbert, 22, was elected on Thursday to represent Hatfield Central on Welwyn Hatfield Council. It is alleged he lied to bosses while working for Tesco as a wareh

THE Tories are probing claims one of their new councillors lied about having cancer.

Darren Gilbert, 22, was elected on Thursday to represent Hatfield Central on Welwyn Hatfield Council.

It is alleged he lied to bosses while working for Tesco as a warehouse operative at the Welham Green depot.

Mr Gilbert, of St Lukes Court, Hatfield, declined to comment when approached by the WHT.

But Tory leader John Dean said: I'm aware that there have been some accusations made today.

"Obviously we'll carry out our own investigation and take the appropriate action when we've verified that particular story."

Tesco confirmed Darren Gilbert worked for them.


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