Labour councillor resigns from seat on Burntwood Town Council

A Labour representative at Burntwood Town Council has stepped down.

Cllr Keith Willis-Croft has resigned from his role, with a party spokesperson confirming it was for personal reasons.

Keith Willis-Croft

Keith Willis-Croft

A notice issued by Burntwood Town Council confirmed his departure, saying that an election would be held for the vacancy if requested in writing by ten electors from the Chasetown ward.

A spokesperson for Burntwood Town Council confirmed that if an election wasn’t triggered then the seat would be filled by a preferred candidate decided by the full council.

Cllr Willis-Croft was one of six Labour councillors on the 22-strong Conservative-controlled town council.

Meanwhile, members of the Labour party paid tribute to the outgoing councillor.

Cllr Sue Woodward said: “He has been an enthusiastic town councillor, going the extra mile by attending advice surgeries or Cabinet meetings at Lichfield District Council.

“I wish him well in the future.”

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1 Comment

  1. Scott Jones

    24th February, 2017 at 11:11 am


    Does anyone have further details to why the representative stood down?

    Also, will there be follow-up updates to what the council plan on doing to replace him?

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