A COUNCILLOR struck off the register of physiotherapists for an alleged relationship with a client has been suspended from the controlling Conservative group on Cambridgeshire County Council.

A COUNCILLOR struck off the register of physiotherapists for an alleged relationship with a client has been suspended from the controlling Conservative group on Cambridgeshire County Council.

Cllr Ken Churchill, who also sits on Huntingdonshire District Council and is a magistrate, has been suspended for six months, it was announced on Friday afternoon.

Cllr Churchill was struck off the register of physiotherapists in June after the Health Professions Council found an alleged inappropriate sexual relationship with a vulnerable patient amounted to serious misconduct and that his fitness to practise was impaired as a result.

He was given a reprieve by HDC Tories last week when the two-thirds majority vote needed to suspend him was not reached.

However at the time, executive leader Jason Ablewhite said that he was “watching with interest” for the county decision, warning that if they voted to suspend then Cllr Churchill's position “would become untenable everywhere”.