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Stamford councillor's motion on racism causes controversy in South Kesteven council chamber

A bid to get a motion on racism passed in the district council has caused controversy.

The motion put forward by Coun Amanda Wheeler, a Liberal Democrat aligned with the Independents, to a full meeting of South Kesteven District Council yesterday (Thursday) faced opposition as an amendment was tabled followed by yet another amendment.

A number of councillors voiced their disappointment at the amendment put forward by Grantham councillor Ray Wootten (Con) which was passed following a vote of members, only to be amended further following a second vote.

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