Wednesday, 17 August 2022

Conservative stands down from town council

Conservative stands down from town council

Helen Chandler-Wilde has quit Henley Town Council.

The Conservative councillor, who was elected in 2015, resigned via email today (Wednesday).

Conservative leader Julian Brookes said Miss Chandler-Wilde’s journalism job meant she had been unable to regularly attend council meetings since the turn of the year.

He said: “Some people have work commitments and they prevented her from fulfilling her duties or coming to council meetings.

“She doesn’t think that’s going to change in the near future and she’s taken the honourable path of resigning to let somebody else take her place.

“It’s a great pity but that’s how things go.”

Following Miss Chandler-Wilde’s resignation, the political make-up of the council is now eight Henley Residents’ Group members, six Conservatives and one Independent Conservative member.

A by-election will be held for the empty seat if 10 residents in the south ward request it and there is more than one candidate.

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