Friday, 26 March 2010

EXCLUSIVE: Lincoln City Councillor Resigns

Cllr. Oliver Peeke, Conservative (Moorland Ward) has resigned from Lincoln City Council.

Cllr. Peeke was first elected on Thursday 29th June 2006 in a by-election beating competition from Labour, Liberal Democrat, British National Party and United Kingdom Independence Party candidates.

He was born and educated in Billingham, attending St. Michael's Roman Catholic School and completed his A Levels at Bede Sixth Form College. He went on to gain a Bachelor of Arts in Politics at Lincoln University.

Oliver Peeke was formally City Council Cabinet member for Tourism and Economic Development in Lincoln. He oversaw organisation of the annual and famous Lincoln Christmas Market and was keen to revive aspects of Lincoln such as the now derelict Grandstand. He was compelled to resign his post over a story published in the Lincolnshire Echo relating to his Facebook profile. More recently he has courted controversy again with his views on Climate Change and Global Warming.

He is currently Deputy Chairman of Lincoln Conservative Association where he plays a key role in organising local Conservative Party campaigning.

Cllr. Peeke has been and remains an advocate of personal freedom, enterprise, low taxes, liberty and is a supporter of the Cornerstone Group of Conservative MPs.

It is understood that Cllr. Peeke resigned on Monday, 22nd March 2010 citing wanting to follow a career in teaching.

His resignation means that the Moorland Ward will have two vacancies to be filled at Local Government Elections the Lincoln City Council Website states:
"Following Councillor Oliver Peeke's resignation as a Moorland Ward councillor of the City of Lincoln Council, the vacancy will be filled in the election held on 6 May 2010."

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