TWO Conservative councillors who rebelled at a council meeting have been asked to quit their posts.

Chipping’s Cllr Simon Hore and Salthill’s Cllr Ian Brown backed an opposition motion of no confidence in Ribble Valley borough leader Cllr Ken Hind earlier this month,

The debate followed a Lancashire Telegraph investigation revealing that Cllr Hind was the subject of a council inquiry into a complaint of bullying from a Tory councillor and also faces police and national Conservative party probes.

Cllr Hind won the vote but has now taken disciplinary action, asking Cllr Hore to step down as chair the council’s community services committee and Cllr Brown to do the same as vice-chair of the personnel committee.

Both have refused to do so in advance of votes in the borough Conservative group and full council meetings.

Cllr Brown said: "I am very angry. Really mad. I voted with my conscience."

Cllr Hore said: "I am not surprised. I will not step down voluntarily."

Cllr Hind said: "My aim is to unite the Conservatives in the Ribble Valley, I am not seeking to remove either from being a candidate or from the party."