A Suffolk Labour politician fined £100 by magistrates after admitting being drunk in a supermarket while in charge of her two-year-old daughter has lost a High Court anonymity fight.
Tess Gandy, 35, who was a Labour district councillor in Lowestoft, wanted an order which would have prevented the little girl - and her - being identified in media reports about the case.
But two senior judges have ruled against her. They said the public had an "undeniable" interest in learning how Gandy, who has now resigned from Waveney District Council, had behaved. She had previously been cautioned for a similar offence.