HEDON TOWN COUNCIL has been hit by the dramatic resignation of two of its high-profile members last night!
The Mayor of Hedon Councillor Jim Lindop read out a brief statement prior to the start of the Town Council meeting last night, announcing his and wife Sue’s resignation as the Mayor and Mayoress of Hedon. This was followed by a letter read out by long-standing Hedon Councillor Ann Suggit who also announced her resignation from the council she has served on for 50 years. The three then left the council chamber followed by a small group of supporters from the public.
The resignations come amidst claims of a “vendetta” against the Mayor and Mayoress by some other councillors.
The news will shock the local political establishment and also local civic and community leaders.
The Hedon Blog has been aware of some tensions amongst council members since the Mayor Making ceremony in May 2013, and the last six-months have seen individual councillors on both sides of this dispute experiencing distress and tears.
The Hedon Blog has been given copies of the statements from the two councillors concerned.