THE leader of Hillingdon Council is calling for Northwood councillor Ian Oakley to resign after he pleaded guilty to charges of harassment and criminal damage yesterday (Tuesday).
Councillor Ray Puddifoot has said he expects Oakley to resign from the Council immediately following his guilty plea at St Albans' Magistrates Court yesterday.
Oakley, 31, former Conservative parliamentary candidate for Watford, pleaded guilty to two counts of harassment and five counts of criminal damage and also asked for a further 68 offences to be taken into consideration.
The offences included harassment of a Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate, the slashing of tyres, smashing of headlights and spray painting of walls.
Oakley, who lives in Ryeland Close, West Drayton, resigned from the Conservative Group in Hillingdon following his arrest last month, but now Councillor Puddifoot is calling for a full resignation.
He said: "Whilst I am both surprised and shocked by Ian's conduct my thoughts and sympathy are for those who have been victims of either the harassment or criminal damage that he has perpetrated.
"The acts that he carried out are not acceptable in any circumstances and certainly not for those seeking or holding public office.
"Although these offences do not relate to his duties or activities as a Councillor, I would expect him to resign from the Council with immediate effect."
The case was adjourned until September 16 for psychiatric reports.