Tony Kerpel is a former activist with the Coalition for Peace through Security
Kerpel resigned as leader of the Conservative group on Camden Council in July 1985:
- He explains his reasons for stepping down in a letter to fellow Tories which even some of his own colleagues have dismissed as juvenile. It all is to do, he says, with disenchantment -'particularly with the loathsome nature of the Socialists .. the totally unscrupulous use of intimidation .. the corrupt use of public money . the exposure to Socialists and their co-opted mercenaries. I feel soiled by contact with these people, many of whom have no business in public life. I'm not prepared to accept the loss of self respect entailed in sitting with these people or being forced to listen to their endless verbal garbage.'
Following his resignation, according to the Guardian, Kerpel planned to set up a national organisation to campaign against corruption in local government.