“HE ISN’T a councillor.”

This is the message by a Hampshire council after a former member was still portraying himself as a councillor six months after resigning.

Wellow Parish Council claims it had “no choice” but to inform residents after Harmeet Singh Brar refused to change his website and social media pages which indicated he was still an active member.

The authority said the Liberal Democrat member was also telling residents that he still held the seat, despite stepping down in August amid accusations he was bullying and harassing Conservative Party members.

Council chiefs branded Mr Brar’s actions as a “gross misrepresentation of the facts” and said that he left them in an “untenable position”.

The former councillor said it was “an oversight on my end” and he “did not notice which e-mail address was on display”.

Refuting the council’s claims, he added: “As soon as this was brought to my attention I immediately removed it.”

But the authority says Mr Brar didn’t change his details until its public post was published following emails sent last week.That decision to inform locals about the issue was made by the authority’s full council.

In its statement, the council said: “Mr Brar was contacted by the parish council on March 6 and requested to amend all of his social media accounts with immediate effect to reflect the current and truthful position – that he is not a parish councillor for Wellow.

“Regrettably Mr Brar has refused to comply with this request leaving the parish council with no alternative but to inform the residents of Wellow of this situation itself and confirm that Mr Harmeet Singh Brar is not a Wellow parish councillor.”