Councillor’s Jack the Ripper tour likened to "page 3" by Battersea Labour Party member
The leader of Wandsworth’s Labour group has come under fire from within his own party after he led a Jack the Ripper tour last weekend.
Jeanne Rathbone, a prominent member of the Battersea Labour Party, took umbrage with Rex Osborn, who is a qualified London Blue Badge Guide, leading a group of enthusiasts through east London on Sunday’s tour.
Ms Rathbone likened the tour to Page 3 and said she was disgusted by his involvement.
She said: “It is ironic the recent launch of a Wandsworth Women’s Forum focused on violence against women and misogyny and that this should be promoted by the Battersea Labour Party as a jolly fundraiser.
“This is another celebration of a misogynistic English institution which is ‘a bit of fun’ like page 3.”
Responding to the allegation Mr Osborn, who represents Tooting’s Graveney ward, said: “The story of Jack the Ripper is an important part of history that should not be forgotten.”