A COUNCILLOR will look to undergo equality and diversity training after she joked about using racist language.

Patricia Moore made the joke at a meeting of Colchester Council’s licensing committee when a plan to make CCTV compulsory in taxis was discussed.

The council is reviewing its taxi licensing policy and is considering introducing the cameras alongside mandatory training for drivers.

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The plans have gone out for consultation and taxi firms have put forward their views, with the changes likely to be implemented at the start of next year.

Mrs Moore, who represents Mersea and Pyfleet, made a comment about private conversations sometimes being racist.

As leader of the Colchester Conservative’s, Darius Laws said: “Councillor Moore regrets making the comments and any offence caused.

“As such she has referred herself to the council’s standards committee and will seek to undergo training in equality and diversity."