A Keighley Town Council meeting was called off after an attempt to film the proceedings.

The incident in the town hall occurred five days after police cleared the building’s public gallery during a meeting of the full council. Members of the public had continued filming after being asked to stop by the town mayor, then refused to leave. The Keighley residents have insisted on their right to film council meetings, citing support from senior Government minister Eric Pickles. But the town council has responded that it is a breach of its own standing orders.

Last Wednesday, 10 members of the public attended the council’s finance committee meeting.

Chairman Councillor John Philip said two of them began filming, and when they refused to stop the meeting was halted.