A LIBDEM dropped by the party from running for Westminster after saying Boris Johnson and Jacob Rees-Mogg should be “hung, drawn, and quartered” is bidding for a seat on Stirling Council.

Galen Milne (below) was removed as the General Election candidate for Banff and Buchan in September 2019 after he made the comments on social media.

However, he is now standing to be a LibDem councillor for the Trossachs and Teith ward on Stirling Council.

Milne's remarks were directed towards Prime Minister Boris Johnson, frontbenchers Jacob Rees-Mogg and Michael Gove, former international trade secretary Liam Fox, and Brexit secretary David Davies.

The National:

In a post online, Milne wrote: “Johnson, Fox, Gove, Davis, Rees-Mogg should be hung, drawn and quartered, with each quarter being sent to the 4 corners of the UK to be burned at the stake."

He is also said to have described Conservative MPs as “Tory rats” who “rear their ugly heads”.

Milne had previously stood as the LibDem candidate in the constituency of Banff and Buchan in the 2017 General Election.

After his deselection in September 2019, Milne said: “I deeply regret the offensive statements on social media. I want to apologise to anyone that I have offended.”

A spokesman for the Scottish Liberal Democrats confirmed Milne would not stand for the party at the 2019 election.

A party spokesperson said of his selection as a council candidate: "Galen Milne recognised that these comments were inappropriate and apologised in 2019."

Scottish Conservative Chief Whip Stephen Kerr hit out at the LibDems for allowing Milne to stand for election to Stirling Council.

“The LibDems rightly deemed this candidate unfit to represent them a little over two years ago following his outrageous and hateful comments, so what has changed now?" he asked.

“Are they so short of decent candidates that they are now prepared to turn a blind eye to what he said about UK ministers?

“For a party that’s always keen to take the moral high ground, it is unacceptable that the LibDems deem this candidate fit for public office.”

Responding on Twitter in September 2019, Jacob Rees-Mogg appeared to make light of Milne’s comments.

He tweeted: “Typical LibDem. Mr Milne should get his facts straight. As Lord President of the Council, I am entitled to the privilege of being beheaded.”