People of Blyth hit back at comments made by councillor Jeff Reid
PEOPLE in a town described by a council leader as a “dump” have told of their civic pride.
Jeff Reid, leader of Northumberland County Council and representative for Blyth’s Plessey ward, provoked uproar when he criticised the town during a meeting and said he prefers to do his shopping in nearby Cramlington.
The Liberal Democrat has since apologised and has admitted his words had been a “mistake”.
But for many people who have lived in the town all their lives, Mr Reid’s comments come too late.