In an email to, then Executive Officer of Lydney Town Council and later Assistant Clerk, Carol Wheeler, Labour Party Complaints Officer Tim Dexter said:
“Thank you for providing the additional information.
“If Mr Arnold is attending these meetings as a private individuall and resident then this would not be a matter that the Labour Party would be able to take any action on. We are unable to arbitrate on members’ conduct outside of their participation with the Party, and matters such as this would therefore be irrespective of their membership.
“I would advise that any concerns over safety or potential behaviour should be reported to the Police.”