A Bexley councillor is leading the effort to hold a fellow member to account over an illegal male stripper night held at her pub.

Labour councillor Stefano Borella has sponsored a review of the licence of The Charlotte pub in Crayford, run by former Conservative deputy mayor Coun Geraldine Lucia-Hennis.

The Crayford ward councillor publically apologised for hosting the Adonis Cabaret Show, billed as the ‘The UK’s original, largest and longest running male strip show’, on March 21.

The unofficial fundraiser for the charity fund of then Mayor Coun Sharon Massey, who was present at the event, breached the terms of The Charlotte’s licence, which does not allow for any adult entertainment consisting of semi or full nudity.

A Bexley Council investigation took nearly four months to complete, with the authority facing accusations it had delayed publication of its findings until after May’s council election.

In the event the licence holder of the Station Road boozer, who is Coun Lucia-Hennis’ husband Peter, was given a formal ‘simple caution’ over the offence.

The council said this could be "taken into consideration by the courts if the person is convicted of a further offence in the future".

But North End ward Councillor Borella, who was a council licensing committee member at the time of the offence but is no longer on the committee, does not believe justice has been done.

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The Charlotte pub.

He told News Shopper: "I am calling for stricter conditions on the licence and for the council to make sure no mayoral events are ever held down there again.

"I am not after closing the business down, I just want to make sure this is dealt with in a proper manner.

"Other licensees are aware of this incident and they feel it is one rule for them, and one rule for councillors.

"It doesn’t matter which side Councillor Lucia-Hennis is on, if it was a Labour member I would expect the same."

The three-member licensing sub-committee will hear representations from Coun Borella at a formal hearing at the Civic Offices in Bexleyheath on December 11.

Members of the public wishing to make representations at the hearing must contact the council in writing before November 14.

The committee has the power to revoke the licence, suspend it for six months or exclude certain activities from it.

Councillors may also decide to modify the conditions of the licence or take no further action.

Coun Lucia-Hennis was approached by News Shopper but declined to comment.