Wells City Councillor Resigns
Celia Wride, one of just two Conservative councillors remaining on Wells City Council, has resigned. Wells is an interesting council in that it is non – political in carrying out business. However councillors stand at election under party groupings.
Before Cllr Wride resigned the council comprised:
- 5 Lib Dem councillors
- 4 Green Councillors
- 4 Wells Independent councillors
- 2 Conservative councillors (including mayor John Osman)
Celia Wride was formally Mayor of Wells and has decided to step down and notes a number of differences of view with the Town Clerk among her reasons for resigning.
Her resignation will create a vacancy on the City Council which can be filled in these strange times in one of two ways:
- By co-option which can be done immediately
- or by election which will have to be postponed until after March 2021