A CONTROVERSIAL BNP councillor has lodged an official complaint in a row over seats.
He labelled fellow councillors as `bigoted' colleagues after he was forced to swap seats in a Kirklees Council meeting.
David Exley, 40, who represents Heckmondwike, has written to the council's legal manager and chief executive after an incident at Wednesday's council meeting at Huddersfield Town Hall.
The councillor, who was re-elected in June with a majority of more than 300, claims his usual seat was made off-limits and he was forced to sit somewhere else.
He said: "When I enquired to find out why I was told it was because someone had made a complaint about me, so I had been moved. I still have no idea who made the complaint.
"If someone has a problem sitting next to me then it's their problem. If they wish to move they can, it shouldn't be me who moves."
The dad-of-two said he believed whoever complained wasn't fit to be a councillor and was "narrow-minded".
He added: "They shouldn't be able to be a councillor. We have all taken an oath to treat everyone equally and this is not an example of that."
But Clr Paul Battye, Lib Dem business manager, who organised the seating with the business managers of other groups, said there was nothing sinister.
He added: "This is the first time we have changed the seating arrangements since the defection of Clr Mohammed Sarwar to Labour (from Lib Dem).
"It was a temporary measure and at a meeting next week we will all be sitting down together to rearrange the seating plan to a position that's acceptable to all parties."