A COUNTY councillor could face disciplinary action after he again used an offensive term which he had been told not to earlier this year.

Liam Walker, who has represented Hanborough and Minster Lovell for the Conservatives since 2017, used emojis to call a Labour candidate in ‘be*lend’ during a Twitter outburst in April.

On Thursday, he used the same emojis to criticise Guto Bebb, Conservative MP for Aberconwy, on the site.

Mr Bebb had claimed a short-term Jeremy Corbyn government would be less damaging than the ‘generational damage caused by a no deal Brexit’.

Mr Walker said yesterday: “I was commenting based on being a member of the party who like many are angered that a Conservative MP could align themselves with and make such comments about a Marxist Labour leader.”

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Following April’s tweet, he was told he had breached the county council’s code of conduct after an investigation.

Perran Moon, who was eventually elected Labour’s candidate in Banbury Grimsbury and Hightown in May, said he had been angered by Mr Walker’s ‘disgusting insult’.

Mr Moon said at the time: "This is a disgusting insult that no fit and proper councillor should use in private, let alone as a public attack."

But the county council said its monitoring officer, Nick Graham, was satisfied any breach had been resolved after Mr Walker apologised to Mr Moon.

Oxfordshire County Council confirmed yesterday afternoon that no official complaint had been made – and that it would not investigate it until then.

A spokesman said: "The monitoring officer’s role is to investigate allegations that members have breached the code of conduct. No complaint has been received."

Councillors must comply with the code, which is the authority's 'ethical framework'.