Names, addresses and signatures, including Mr Parnell’s, were posted up on the Council’s website. The Council was informed of this serious Data Protection breach at the full council meeting on a Thursday, but refused to take down the illegally posted personal details until a council taxpayer complained to the police and Information Commissioner the following Monday. Executive Councillor Bodsworth, who used to work for the Information Commissioner in Data Protection, did nothing.

Over that weekend Mr Parnell was arrested three times for trying to get his name, address and signature removed.

He is such a non-person with Stockport Council that they refused to listen, as did the police.

No talk ever of sorting his problems out – just talk of locking him up.