Cllr Richard Mosson

A Burntwood Conservative councillor who was due to step down from Lichfield District Council in May has resigned with immediate effect.

Richard Mosson
Richard Mosson

Richard Mosson had previously resigned his post on Burntwood Town Council citing personal issues as a reason for his departure.

He also told Lichfield Live that he had planned to step down at the local elections in May.

But in an email to councillors, leader Mike Wilcox has now revealed that Cllr Mosson’s departure has been brought forward.

Cllr Wilcox said: “It is with regret that I have today accepted the resignation of Richard Mosson as district councillor.

“Richard has explained that due to pressures at home and at work he has not been able to fully commit to his role as a councillor and therefore regreatably has taken the decision to stand down with immediate effect.

“I have thanked Richard for his contribution whilst on the district council and I have wished him well for the future.”

According to Lichfield District Council’s records, Cllr Mosson had attended 64% of the 14 meetings he was expected to during the past 12 months.

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