Party will stand by its ‘alien’ councillor

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Representatives of the Labour Party have said the group will stand by Whitby’s extra-terrestrially-adopted councillor.

Stakesby Ward councillor Simon Parkes’ story of alien abduction, adoption and insemination has gone global following his revelations in a recent Channel 4 show.

23/03/2012'Town councillor who has big political aspirations in the Scarborough area believes he has had "hundreds" of encounters with aliens, it has emerged.'Simon Parkes, who was elected to Whitby Town Council in February as a Labour Party candidate and may stand for Scarborough Council, claims he has a 9ft tall green "mother" and has been visited by extra-terrestrial beings throughout his life''Image shows illustration by Councillor of his 9 foot mother.''rossparry.co.uk/syndication

23/03/2012'Town councillor who has big political aspirations in the Scarborough area believes he has had "hundreds" of encounters with aliens, it has emerged.'Simon Parkes, who was elected to Whitby Town Council in February as a Labour Party candidate and may stand for Scarborough Council, claims he has a 9ft tall green "mother" and has been visited by extra-terrestrial beings throughout his life''Image shows illustration by Councillor of his 9 foot mother.''rossparry.co.uk/syndication

Mr Parkes sits on the town council as a Labour party representative. When asked whether the party would stand beside their councillor, who claims links to the Illuminati and MI6, Bernie Keavy, regional communications officer said: “He’s a local councillor so it’s matter for the local group, but ultimately it’s a matter for the people who elected him.”

Local Labour party member Gerald Dennett defended Coun Parkes and said: “He seems to be doing an effective job as a town councillor. From my point of view, as a Labour party member, his views have no impact on his role as a member of the Labour party. Other people believe many things that I don’t.”

As yet, there is no indication as to whether Coun Parkes will retain the Labour party’s backing come the next election, but Mr Dennett said: “Some people believe this may be an electoral millstone around our heads, but I don’t. I can’t predict what the group is going to say as we have a lot of new members with a lot of new ideas.”

Following Mr Parkes’ revelations, which he initially made in 2010, he has become a figurehead for those who believe they have had extra-terrestrial encounters. Fellow abductees from around the globe, including a Canadian couple who visited just last weekend, have all sought his advice.

Coun Parkes said: “I was in the market place the other day, buying highlighter pens, and the guy on one of the stalls said, ‘I tell you what’s refreshing, if I had a problem I would come to you because you are not scared of bureaucracy”. People are sick to death of slick politicians who are hugely well-paid and not in it for the right reasons.”