Huntingdon cllr resigns over 'inappropriate political intensity'

ANOTHER Huntingdon Town Councillor has resigned, citing inappropriate political intensity on a body she believes should be above party politics. Conservative Maggie Wheeler, who is also a former member of Huntingdonshire District, sent her resignation t

ANOTHER Huntingdon Town Councillor has resigned, citing "inappropriate political intensity" on a body she believes should be above party politics.

Conservative Maggie Wheeler, who is also a former member of Huntingdonshire District, sent her resignation to the mayor, Councillor Saeed Akhtar, on May 15 but has still not received an acknowledgement.

Town clerk Karen Cameron said Cllr Akhtar may not have realised that it was his duty to acknowledge the resignation.

If the seat is contested, a by-election will be held on July 23. Unlike the poll in April, when they were overlooked, poll cards will be issued, the town clerk promised.

It is the third resignation by former Conservative town councillors this year, following those of former leader Dave Dransfield (who had months earlier defected to the Liberal Democrats) and Paul Harris.