|Maurice Johnson pictured today outside his home in snowy Lytham.|
In a wide-ranging interview on Radio Lytham, the controversial white-haired advocate of fracking said: "I have no intention of standing for the post of Chairman of the Tripe Marketing Board at the forthcoming AGM. Sir Norman Wrassle has my full support at this time. However, let me make it clear that I would not rule out the possibility of standing for the post at some future date."
Cllr Johnson has attracted widespread criticism for allegedly making up quotes whilst working as the editor of the Lytham Telegraph and for a number of illicit affairs with members of the Lytham & St Annes Tuesday Luncheon Club. He also courted controversy last year when he was pictured kicking a donkey on Blackpool beach.