Mr Lardner is a teacher and the SNP/LibDem coalition controlled council took exception to remarks made on his campaign website in which he stated that homosexuality is not normal and expressed support for section 28.
Obviously a bunch of screaming gay attention seekers picked up on his comments and created a fuss. Which Dave 'nice but dim' Cameron had to act upon by suspending Mr Lardner who basically said 'fuck you all' and stood as an independent candidate anyway.
Just what Renfrewshire council thought it had to do with them and Mr Lardner's employment is anyone's guess. I suppose they had to be seen to be punishing the bad Tory for daring to use his right of freedom of speech. After all, we've got to think of the cheeeeldren, right?
From the Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald,
Philip Lardner, the controversial Conservative candidate for North Ayrshire and Arran at the General Election, has been issued with a written warning by his employers.
He said this week he will appeal.
Renfrewshire Council have rapped schoolteacher Mr Lardner - who was eventually suspended as a candidate by the Tories but stood as an independent - over comments he made about homosexuals on his website. A gay group had complained about them.
The war of words escalated when a number of Party members continued to back Mr Lardner - campaigning on his behalf and giving support on election night - leading to the resignation of Dalry and West Kilbride councillor Robert Barr, who was a Lardner supporter.
"I'll be challenging this as I have not done anything wrong," said the defiant Tory - who is still a party member - this week.
"I think they are wrong in principle but clearly felt that as they couldn't sack me over this issue they had to do something. It send out a bad message about the rights of teachers to freedom of speech."
It send out a bad message alright, Mr Lardner. But not just to teachers.