Councillor Roger Wilkes has defended the closure of every public toilet apart from the one 300 yards from his flat.
"It is never easy deciding on which services to cut in these times of austerity, and as an elected official I take my responsibilities very seriously" he said. "That is why I volunteered to personally canvas the opinions of many of the men who use the public facilities across Manchester and am satisfied that I have made the right decision."
Wilkes explains that he toured the toilets of Manchester of an evening. "I found it to be an excellent way to meet the electorate. Having toured every convenience in the city I found this to be the one that had the most regular client base."
"I can assure the public that now the decision is made I will continually monitor the usage levels, which I expect to rise as gentlemen from across the city will have to travel here when caught short."
"I hope that now I have been able to announce the reason for my regular visits to public toilets across the charges against me will be dropped"
A spokesman for the CPS said that in light of the fact that Councillor Wilkes was first cautioned for improper use of the facilities six months before government spending cuts were announced it was unlikely that this news would have any bearing on the case against him.