Councillor Gail Kenney (right) who represents Sawston on Cambridgeshire County Council, allegedly accused one young girl of wearing the Muslim hijab head covering because it suited her.
According to the Cambridge Evening News, she also faced complaints that she said a youth worker should intervene before another member of the group was 'married off to some illiterate man from back home'.
Today's hearing came two weeks after a separate incident when another Tory, Councillor Ted Pateman (left) resigned from South Cambridgeshire District Council after making a racist remark during a council workshop.
The case against Councillor Kenney has added significance as she chairs Cambridgeshire's committee which scrutinises children and young peoples' services. She also sits on adoption and fostering panels.
An initial investigation ruled that Councillor Kenney had been 'unintentionally' racist but had breached the Race Relations (Amendment) Act 2000 in failing to treat people with respect.
The complaint was made by a Young Asian Women's Group after the councillor visited them last June. The group of 16- 18 year olds claimed that the Tory councillor was
'racist, arrogant, prejudiced, judgmental, patronising and did not listen'.Sounds to me like an accurate description of the nasty party...