A bit of background. Clacton is a seaside town on the Essex coast in the UK, north-east of London. It has a reputation, rightly in my view, for being of another time and reactionary to some degree. It has recently seen both a WNBR and a skinny-dip raising funds for charity.
The councilor's reactions to these events seems to be from the nudity has no place in society school and he is obviously looking for votes amongst the unenlightened elements of the towns population. The comments highlight the confusion on our right to be nude in public, but overall appear to have a majority in support of our right to do so.