It's always bad news when a local politician has been involved in any wrong doing. As a member of your community, their betrayal of trust seems all the worse when their dirty deeds come to light. It's simply too close to home, and it may even be somebody that you know personally.
Unfortunately, it knows no political boundaries and it occurs throughout the UK - as the following cases will testify.
The minute somebody joins a committee... they immediately suffer from a committee brain. They become wildly over-enthusiastic, over-optimistic, over-pessimistic. Committees turn people into idiots, and politics is a committee. PJ O'Rourke
Are any of these miscreants from your local town, district or county?