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Councillor resigns from office

By Warren Wilkins 13th April 2016

Councillor resigns from office
Cllr Mark Hicks has resigned.

A Newquay Cornwall councillor resigned with immediate effect on Friday due to personal reasons.

UKIP councillor Mark Hicks, who represented Newquay Treviglas, has handed in a letter of resignation to the unitary authority. He had been elected onto Cornwall Council in 2013. A by-election will now be held to fill the vacancy.

Cllr Andrew Wallis said: “Cornwall Council has received a letter of resignation with immediate effect from Cllr Mark Hicks.

“Cllr Hicks wished to emphasis that his decision is taken with deep regret and after much thought and deliberation, but he is unable to continue in office for personal reasons.”

Newquay’s Cornwall councillors will be sharing the workload for the Treviglas ward until the election is held. In a joint statement they said: “We were sorry to learn of Cllr Mark Hicks’ resignation as the local member for Newquay Treviglas and wish him well for the future. In the interim and until a new member is elected the residents of the Treviglas ward can call any one of the Newquay members on Cornwall Council for help.”

Cllr John Fitter added: “I am sorry that Mark has found it necessary for personal reasons to stand down as the Cornwall Councillor for Treviglas where I am aware that he has worked very hard on behalf of the community within his division, and certainly he has worked with me in a positive and helpful manner in dealing with issues where our division overlapped. I thank him for his friendship and support and wish him well for the future.”

To contact a Newquay Cornwall councillor telephone Joanna Kenny on 872913, Geoff Brown 875660, John Fitter 881336, Patrick Lambshead 851188 or Dave Sleeman on 873777.

By Warren Wilkins 13th April 2016

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