A councillor who quit after he said disabled children should be “put down” has announced he is standing for RE-ELECTION.
Collin Brewer, 68, was slammed and forced to stand down after he claimed young people with disabilities didn’t deserve to live.
He made his comments to a Disability Cornwall’s stall at an open day – and after they complaint he quit his role as an independent councillor on Cornwall Council.
But he has now submitted nomination papers to stand as an independent candidate for his former Wadebridge East ward.
Mr Brewer claims the move is a “response from people” in the ward where elections take place on May 2.
Steve Paget of Disability Cornwall said: “I am surprised, he had his shot and he went too far.
“It will now be up to the electorate to decide whether, despite his abhorrent comments, he should be re-elected.”
Brewer made his comments to a Disability Cornwall member at a stall at County Hall in Truro in Cornwall in 2011.
He said disabled children should be “put down” because they cost the authority too much money.