A WOOLWICH councillor has been kicked out of the Greenwich Labour group following a report critical of his conduct.

Members took a vote to withdraw the Labour whip from Councillor Rajwant Sidhu at a meeting this week.

Both Greenwich Council and Labour chief whip Councillor Ray Walker have declined to say what the reason was for the decision, citing party rules.

But News Shopper understands members were handed a report which made a number of allegations against the councillor, including breaching planning regulations and the misuse of a council phone.

Once a cabinet member, Cllr Sidhu has fallen out of favour in recent times, losing his Greener Greenwich portfolio to Councillor Harry Singh last year.

He also helped set up an online campaign calling for a returning to a committee system and an overhaul of the way decisions are made by the leader and cabinet in Greenwich.

Cllr Sidhu, who represents Woolwich Common ward, has been unavailable for comment this week.

A spokesman for Greenwich Council said: "The Labour Party whip has been withdrawn from Cllr Sidhu but the council has no further comment to make as this is a Labour Party matter."

Cllr Walker said: "It's an internal party thing and there's an appeals process that's got be gone through."