Chairwoman Of School Governors Who Had Alleged Affair With Headmaster Is One Of Camerons Cuties
The estranged husband of a chairwoman of governors accused of having an affair with her Birmingham school”s headteacher during class time has spoken of his heartache.
Timothy Huxtable, Conservative councillor for Bournville, also vowed to help Birmingham City Council in its investigation into "serious allegations" involving his wife Keely and married headmaster Richard Tattersfield.
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Mr Tattersfield, 45, was allegedly found in a rented house in Cotteridge in his boxer shorts with a naked Mrs Huxtable, 33, at 1.30pm on December 12 – a time when he should have been working at Dame Elizabeth Cadbury Technology College in Bournville.
While Mrs Huxtable is not being investigated, her relationship with the headteacher forms a significant part of the council probe.
The headteacher was suspended on December 15. Mrs Huxtable resigned the following day as chairwoman of the governing body at the state-funded school.
Resignation: Mrs Huxtable, pictured with Mr Tattersfield
The couple have now both split from their partners and are believed to be living together at Mrs Huxtable”s home in Stirchley.
Today Coun Huxtable, who had been married for seven years, said: "On a personal level, I would like to say that the ending of our marriage in November 2014 by Keely was a personal tragedy.
"Up until now, I have declined to comment for the sake of my family. All I will say currently is that when I was made aware of these allegations in December, I informed Birmingham City Council that I would be happy to fully co-operate, if requested, with their investigation into these serious allegations that the affair happened during school time, when and where the affair took place during 2014 and any other issues that may form part of the investigation."
Coun Huxtable, 42, is a devout Catholic who is currently running a campaign to retain his seat in the local elections in May. He has since moved out of the couple”s marital home in Stirchley.
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Mrs Huxtable has vehemently denied being caught in a compromising position and claimed she and the headteacher were fully dressed and working on "strategic leadership planning" when confronted by Mr Tattersfield”s wife, Jan.
Mrs Huxtable previously told the Birmingham Mail: "We only started a relationship properly after November, it”s never been about sex. It”s about two people with a shared massive passion for something [education] that have just got closer together.
"When it crossed over [to something sexual] I can”t honestly tell you, it doesn”t matter, but I think it was November."
A Birmingham City Council spokeswoman said: "On the basis of the seriousness of the allegations made, the head teacher was suspended in December, pending an investigation which is currently under way.
"The chair of governors also resigned in December."
BPM MediaSchool: Dame Elizabeth Cadbury in Bournville
Mr and Mrs Tattersfield and the school have all declined to comment.
Mrs Huxtable became the youngest woman to be selected by the Conservative Party to stand in the 2010 General Election, when she became known by the media as one of "Cameron”s Cuties".
However, she failed in her bid to win the seat of Northfield, which was retained by MP Richard Burden.