Cheltenham's Liberal Democrat chairman Dennis Parsons has resigned after making comments appearing to suggest school careers advisors should consider prostitution as a line of work to pupils.
Dennis Parsons, a long standing Liberal Democrat Councillor for Pittville ward, made the comment at the party conference in Brighton.
It's prompted widespread outrage on social media from fellow councillors, party members and MPs.
In response, former MP for Cheltenham Martin Horwood released a statement saying he has 'asked Mr Parsons to resign'.
Councillor Parsons released the following statement.