Politician who repeatedly called refugees ‘rapefugees’ online sparks formal complaint and council meeting walkout

A formal complaint has been made against a councillor after he repeatedly referred to refugees as ‘rapefugees’ and sparked a council meeting walkout.

The comment was made by Pontypool Independent councillor Mike Harris who wrote ‘Rapefugees or BREXIT?’ when he posted a newspaper article in the Torfaen Matters group on Facebook.

Following the comments Labour AM for Torfaen, Lynne Neagle, has made a formal complaint.