The Leader of Bromley Council, Cllr Colin Smith, claimed during a Council meeting on Monday (15 July) that the LGBT Pride flag was divisive. Asked whether the Council would fly the Pride Flag during Pride week he replied that they wouldn't, instead they would fly the Union Flag - "a flag that united people rather than a flag that divided people".
Lib Dem Allan Tweddle said he was disappointed by Councillor Smith's comments. "Bromley deserves better than this - politicians of all parties must come together and speak out against such intolerant and ill-informed views. Just last week the Conservative Mayoral candidate was telling us all how much he supported Pride week, and yet we hear comments like this from within his own party. It's clear that the divisions in the Conservative party aren't all centred on Brexit. "