Your support is needed to help Colonel Bob Stewart MP cover both the fine and any other legal costs incurred after being wrongly convicted of a “racially aggravated public order offence.”
Having been abused, harassed and slandered in the street whilst going about his business as a Member of Parliament, Colonel Bob Stewart was bizarrely reported, charged and then convicted of a ‘racially aggravated public order offence’ for his response, which was none of the sort.
He was fined £600 by Westminster Magistrates’ Court and ordered to pay legal costs of £835.
It is a disgrace to see a case such as this going to court, let alone for a decorated military hero and veteran, such as Colonel Stewart.
Many will be appalled at the subsequent conviction for what was simply a polite request for somebody to go away and conduct their protest somewhere else where it would be more appropriate.
Watch the incident and judge for yourself in the video below:
This is no way to treat our veterans.
Therefore, we are launching a fundraiser to cover both the fine and any other legal costs incurred by Colonel Stewart, a man who served in the Army for nearly 30 years, including stints in Northern Ireland and Bosnia, receiving a Distinguished Service Order.
Please show your support by donating here. Mr Stewart has surrendered the Conservative whip while he considers the appeal of his conviction. Any amount raised above the level needed will be donated to the Royal British Legion.