Essex Tory Councillor Stephen Canning In Council Chamber Confrontation.

BRAINTREE Councillor & Eastern Conservative Future Regional Chairman Stephen Canning ruffled a few feathers at the DC's Full Council meeting in retaliation to comments made by two members of the Labour opposition, who had opposed Canning's motion calling on the council to support its high streets and small businesses.

Hardworking Tory activist Stephen Canning also laid into local Essex Labour councillors after they complained about lack of money available, only for Canning to remind them they blew it all, TBG can reveal.

Canning exclusively told TBG - "I don't apologise for standing up for small businesses across Braintree, they're the hard workers and risk takers who will help drive the future growth of our district. Through my work with Braintree Hour I've tried to help showcase the amazing variety of businesses we have across the area and will continue to do so regardless of Labour's anti-business rhetoric."

The Essex Tory councillor has recently been shortlisted for the LGiU C'llr Achievement Awards 2014 in the category of Digital Innovator of the Year for launching Braintree Hour.

[VIDEO] Canning the Cannon brutally takes apart Labour opposition