A DISGRACED Tory councillor has been booted out of the Conservative group after admitting he received oral sex from another man in a South Harrow public toilet.
Robert Benson, 41, of Brokleyside, Stanmore, stood before his former council colleagues at a special meeting on September 1 to plead his case to remain a Conservative councillor.
But after a group vote it was unanimously decided Benson should be kicked out of the Tory team.
However, it is believed he will still sit as an independent councillor.
Councillor David Ashton (Conservative), leader of Harrow, said: "It was up to him if he wanted to re-join the group and he did. However, the decision made at the meeting was very much a group decision.
"It is unfortunate. Nobody likes for these things to happen but I agree with the decision which was made."
Benson was arrested by Rayners Lane Safer Neighbourhood Team on suspicion of gross indecency on Wednesday June 25 along with a 56-year-old man.
He pleaded guilty at Wimbledon Magistrates' Court last month and was fined £205.
Councillor Hussain Akhtar will replace Benson on the council's planning committee.