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Controversial councillor who quit is re-elected

A councillor who resigned after he said disabled children "should be put down" to save taxpayers' money has been re-elected.

Collin Brewer won the seat of Wadebridge East by four votes today. Credit: Ryan Hooper/PA Wire

Collin Brewer, an independent councillor, stood down from Cornwall Council in February after his remarks but won the seat of Wadebridge East by four votes today - marking an unlikely return to politics.

In a statement, Disability Cornwall said it was "shocked beyond words" that Mr Brewer had been re-elected.

They said: "Many of our members are calling as, like us, they are deeply saddened to hear this, and worry what this could mean for us all, with such discriminatory views held by the 'leaders' of our county."

The statement added that it was "truly a sad day for Cornwall."

Mr Brewer said earlier this year: "I was wrong - I admit it. I will continue to apologise."

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