Exclusive: Councillor Slowey expelled from Fine Gael

Highland Radio News has learned that Councillor Terence Slowey has been expelled from Fine Gael.

The decision was made by Party HQ today and follows the councillors appearance before The Standards in Public Office Commission which found he acted recklessly in making a double expenses claim.

In a statement released to Highland Radio News this evening, Fine Gael said a Disciplinary Committee concluded that he had acted in a manner seriously damaging to the interest of the Party and determined that he be expelled.

An appeal of the decision by Councillor Slowey will be heard on May 14th