Councillor suspended over euthanasia remark

A COUNCILLOR has been suspended from the Conservative Party after suggesting euthanasia as a means to cut the cost of caring for vulnerable children.

Hugh Jackson, who represents Monkseaton North, is also being investigated by North Tyneside Council for the remark he made at a finance meeting.

Mr Jackson has apologised for the comment, which he made on March 19 as councillors discussed the provision of care for vulnerable children.