This morning I posted about a Hull City Councillor who appeared to be leading a double-life as a "semi-professional" glamour photographer online under the pseudonym of Seamus Hull. The Hull blogger, John Hirst of Prisoners Voice has been following up today and has discovered more after speaking with the councillor.
UPDATE: I have spoken on the phone to Sean Chaytor's father who has issued a denial, and Sean Chaytor has a message to call me back, however he did say that he does some photography work unpaid for friends etc.So, first a denial, then an admission, then an admission that it's a bit sad, then a revelation that he might in fact be pulling a fast one and not actually be eligible to be a councillor.
UPDATED UPDATE: Sean Chaytor telephoned me, and initially denied the site had anything to do with him. I pressed the issue and got a confirmation that it was his. He said: "Sad, isn't it?". I disagreed, saying it was more about whether it was a business and not declaring the interest. He categorically denied it was a business and therefore was not required to declare it as an interest.
Since speaking to Sean Chaytor, I received an off the record tip off. Basically, it is alleged that rather than live with his father at a Hull address he lives in Beverley with his wife and children. This raises the issue of using a Hull address to qualify for election, whilst allegedly living outside of the Hull council area.
UPDATE: Sean Chaytor has since informed me that the house in Beverley is owned by his wife, and that officially he lives at the hull address. They are not separated. He also stated that upon the advice he received from the council, he has now altered professional to amateur photographer on his glamour model website.
John Prescott was from Hull and called "Two Jags" and now we have a councillor from Hull who might aswell be called "Two Houses". I do wonder how his Labour coleagues would feel about him taking glamour pictures for free though.
Personally I have no problem with it, but then I'm not a councillor in a party that prides itself on being against anything which could be seen as anti-feminist. No Christmas card from Harriet Harman for this councillor methinks!
I have to admit that Laura ain't bad though.