Ex-LibDem Two-Timing Councillor Accuses Welsh Party of Homophobia Cover-Up

Chris Twells, the ex-LibDem councillor suspended by the party after winning two council seats (both in England), has accused the party’s Leader in Wales, lockdown-dodging Jane Dodds, of covering up homophobia allegations. Chris, who claims to have resigned from the party despite having already been suspended, launched a homophobia complaint against a former policy chair, Gwyn Williams, in 2019 and 2020. Gwyn was expelled three years later, in 2022…

Chris says that four gay men accused Gwyn of a “pattern of homophobic bullying” which was “covered up by Jane Dodds and two former national party chairs”. He claims Gwyn would withhold party funds from gay men and points to Facebook screenshots in which Gwyn claims the party was run by a “cabal of young gay men”, he joked to join this clique “would require a major lifestyle change which my wife would not be too happy about”. On a separate occasion, commenting on Layla Moran’s sexuality, he jibed “a pansexual is a lover of kitchen implements”.

Before co-conspirators rush to adjudicate on Chris’s allegations, it’s worth considering his own motivations. Chris was suspended by the Liberal Democrats within 24 hours of his second election victory, whilst Gwyn’s suspension clearly took longer. He defended his own behaviour to Guido, saying “obviously people move around a lot” adding “you win one election and you’re a hero, you win two and you’re a villain”. He says he had given his “whole life” to the party, and that after 13 years of service to the party, he feels “hard done by”. Guido isn’t quite sure Chris has noble intentions at heart…

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LibDem Wins Second Simultaneous Council Seat

Prolific Liberal Democrat candidate Chris Twells has finally received the electoral reward his commitment to standing as a losing candidate deserves. He has just been elected to represent Tetbury with Upton. Despite already being a councillor 160 miles away…

Although his behaviour is legal, Twells’s literature did make the dubious claim he could “keep in touch and work hard for this area all year round”. The Mayor of Salford, where Chris is already a councillor, has now called on him to “do the right thing and resign”. He will now be able to claim double expenses. Chris had defended his electoral two-timing by claiming he was merely a “paper candidate”. Oops.

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Lib Dems’ Serial Candidate Councillor Standing for Re-election… 150 Miles away

A Salford Liberal Democrat Councillor, Chris Twells, is facing calls for a police investigation. Unfortunately for co-conspirators, Chris’s indiscretion isn’t quite as salacious as his Rugby namesake – his alleged crimes are mere breaches of electoral law. Whilst he was serving as an election agent, multiple candidates declared they resided in the same address. Councillor Twells initially entered the spotlight for two-timing his constituents. Despite serving as a councillor in Salford, he’s also standing election in Gloucestershire.

This isn’t the first time Chris has looked elsewhere for electoral opportunities – he’s been candidate in at least four electoral contests. Here are just some of the leaflets Chris has been using:

Not even national borders can constrain his political ambition. He stood  for the Senedd in 2021…

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