Uproar as Tories Back Lib Dem 'Sex Parties' Councillor to be Deputy Mayor.

Cllr David Fuller [left] with disgraced local MP Mike Hancock

THERE'S UPROAR in Portsmouth today after it was exposed over the weekend that Liberal Democrats Councillor David Fuller is all set to become the city's Deputy Mayor, TBG can reveal.

Councillor's last week backed the idea unanimously at a meeting and it's understood that Fratton Councillor Fuller will take up the role on May 19th after the City Council Annual Meeting.

Fuller was elected despite being exclusively exposed by TBG back in 2012 for sensationally holding sex parties inside his own home and later exposed nationally by the Daily Star.

The move has caused widespread concern amongst members of the local Conservative Party who are already deeply concerned at Donna Jones leadership style especially considering that it was one of the party's own officers who originally tipped off TBG.

Despite the public criticism, Fuller defended his past in the Portsmouth News saying:

"I totally understand that some people will ask themselves am I the right person for the job? I would say to them that I was elected unopposed and all councillors voted unanimously. I did nothing illegal, the police were never involved and there has never been an investigation."

The debacle has left UKIP Group Leader Colin Galloway with plenty of egg on his face too.

Galloway has since claimed that despite the original story making national headlines he had no knowledge of Cllr Fuller's past until after the meeting.

One leading Lib Dems supporter has today told TBG that she thinks its all, "a bit of a stitch up!"

"What the article in both the local and national press fails to state is that it was Councillor Donna Jones who asked Councillor Gerald Vernon-Jackson to nominate the Deputy Lord Mayor which her party would support on the condition that it was Councillor David Fuller.

"It was obviously a set-up in the run-up to local elections in May so that the public and members of Labour and UKIP who are in coalition with the Tories on the city council could discredit the Liberal Democrats.

"I'm surprised we fell for such an obvious ploy. What we are witnessing is the sort of gutter politics that Councillor Donna Jones takes pride in"
, said the Liberal Democrat.