Tuesday, 3 November 2009

West Lindsey Lib Dems Cotton On - Update

Update to West Lindsey Lib Dems Cotton On.

I have been speaking with a colleague from West Lindsey District Council this morning who has confirmed to me that Cllr. Peter Heath (Scampton) is to resign as a coucillor. The date chosen for the resignation is Thursday, 5th November 2009. This date has been choosen because it means that it is too close to the local government elections scheduled for West Lindsey District Council on Thursday, 6th May 2010 and so the villages of the Scampton Ward will be left without a Councillor until the late spring next year. Apparenty the reason given for this decision is cost, but I suspect that the Lib Dems do not want to loose a third by-election in a row to the West Lindsey Conservatives. Cllr. Heath's resignation will become effective on Tueday, 10th November 2009.

In an additional development it was also reported to me that Cllr. Heath did not inform the Liberal Democrats' Leadership, Cllr. Reg Shore (Stow) or his Group of his decision.

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