Melton borough councillor Gary Bush who is due to appear in court on Thursday (March 12) charged with benefit fraud has been suspended from the Labour Party.
Melton Council has brought the prosecution against Mr Bush who is due to appear at Leicester Magistrates’ Court next week.
A Labour Party spokesman said: “Councillor Bush has been suspended from the Labour Party pending the results of an internal investigation.”
The acting leader of Melton Council’s Labour group is now councillor John Moulding.
More to follow.