Rosalind Mitchell, the first councillor to undergo a sex change while holding office, was thrown out of a women's m...
Rosalind Mitchell, the first councillor to undergo a sex change while holding office, was thrown out of a women's meeting at Bristol City Council because the women decided she was still a man. According to The Guardian (p4), she was elected on to Bristol council last May as David Spry, and no one objected when she changed her sex in November.
Her ejection from the women's section of the Bristol West arm of the Labour Party was filmed by BBC West and will be shown in a documentary on 'Close Up West' tonight in the West Country. Local government correspondent for BBC West Michael Lund is quoted: 'It was outrageous. I was really surprised. We were following her for a documentary and we were expecting to film her going into the meeting and to ask her 'how was it?' when she came out.
But they took a vote and said they didn't want her in the meeting. They asked her to leave.' Labour's regional secretary in the West spoke on behalf of the women's section: 'The essential question is whether that meeting regarded Rosalind as a man or a woman and at that point in time I would suggest that the majority opinion was that she was still David Spry.'