Cllr Peter Goody returns to Conservative group

A naturist councillor has rejoined the Conservative Group after he was cleared of indecent exposure to a nine-year-old.

Conservative group leader, Cllr Keith Prince, said Cllr Peter Goody’s suspension from the group following his charge in November 2010 had ended automatically after he was cleared of the offence at Waltham Forest Magistrates’ last week.

The 62-year-old has served as councillor for Snaresbrook ward for 27 years.

He was handed a restraining order preventing him being naked in and around his Woodford Green home, when there is a chance the public could see him.

Cllr Prince said: “He has been a member of the council for 27 years. We are looking forward to having him back . He has given many good years of service.”