Ex-Margate mayor Shirley Tomlinson admits drink-driving

Shirley Tomlinson Shirley Tomlinson was charged after she was stopped by police in Kent on 12 November

A councillor and former mayor of Margate has been banned from driving after admitting drinking and driving.

Conservative Shirley Tomlinson, of Margate, was charged after she was stopped by Kent Police on 12 November.

The former shadow cabinet member for planning and housing on Thanet District Council was banned for 21 months by Margate magistrates on Monday.

She was also fined £360 and ordered to pay £85 costs and a £20 victim surcharge.

The Garlinge ward councillor, of Nash Court Road, stood down from the local Conservative group after being charged but remains a councillor.

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