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Deputy leader of Lichfield District Council confirms he will not stand for re-election

The deputy leader of Lichfield District Council has confirmed he will not seek re-election in May.

Cllr Ian Pritchard
Cllr Ian Pritchard

Cllr Ian Pritchard follows Conservative colleague Cllr Ben Rayner in deciding he will not stand again.

The deputy leader – who also serves as Cabinet member for economic growth, environment and development services, is currently the representative for the Longdon ward.

He told Lichfield Live: “I always intended, election results allowing, to serve three terms of four years on the district council.

“Having extended that by a further four years, I have now decided not to put my name forward for re-election.”

Cllr Pritchard’s departure comes in the wake of a decision to force him to undergo retraining on the councillor code of conduct after he admitted failing to declare a company directorship.

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2 Comments

  1. Wossy

    1st April, 2019 at 10:24 am

    Hmmm…..his departure follows the exposee that he failed to disclose details of his business interests…..

    I smell a pre-emptive departure to prevent further information coming to light…..

    Time to start digging for find out what it is..!

  2. DS

    1st April, 2019 at 10:32 pm

    O there is more!

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