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The Mayor of Gosport Wayne Ronayne has been telling ITV Meridian that he was "neither drunk or disorderly" when he was banned from his town's pubs and clubs.
Speaking exclusively to us, he said he wanted to tell his side of the story. He is appealing against a six month ban, imposed by Pub Watch, a group made up of local publicans.
His partner, Mayoress Paula Carter has been told she can't step into a bar or club in Gosport for 12 months. Both deny improper behaviour.
Liberal Democrat councillor Peter Chegwyn says the Mayor should resign.
But Mr Ronayne says he's a hard working councillor at Gosport Borough Council and does not need to step down.
So what exactly happened on the night - and what now for a councillor elected Mayor? Mr Ronayne tells us his side of the story.
There are calls tonight for the Mayor of Gosport to resign after he was banned from the town's pubs just hours after taking office. Tory Councillor, Wayne Ronayne, was in a group asked to leave The Star in the High Street following the mayor-making ceremony.
The organisation Pubwatch says the mayor has been banned from the town's pubs for six months. The Mayoress, Paula Carter, has been banned for a year.
The Mayor says he was neither drunk nor abusive and he's appealing the ban. But Lib Dems on the council are calling for resignations.