Local Mayor, Banned from Every Pub in Town, Steps Down

Major denies allegations of causing a scene.

Major denies allegations of causing a scene.

The newly elected mayor of Gosport in England has stepped down after being banned from every pub in the town following election celebrations that got a bit out of hand.

Conservative Councillor Wayne Ronayne was elected major of the coastal town of 100,000 residents on the 4th of June however has resigned amid a controversey involving a group of his family and friends.

Cllr. Ronayne and had been out celebrating with family and friends in The Star Pub on Gosport High Street when apparently an argument broke out amongst the group and they were asked to leave, with staff also calling the police.

The councillor told the BBC that the report is inaccurate and that the group left peacefully when asked to.

A spokesperson for JD Wetherspoon, operators of The Star pub, said: “From our point of view, whether you’re the mayor of Gosport or a regular person, if they behave badly we do not want them back in the pub”.

Regardless, the Gosport Pub Watch committee voted to ban him from all 36 pubs in the town for six months.  The decision was appealed and rejected, forcing Cllr. Ronayne to reconsider his position.

He has since resigned, 40 days after taking office.


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