town councillor quits Lib Dems to become independent
Highbridge town councillor has quit the Liberal Democrats and
become an independent councillor instead.
Cllr Bill Hancock, pictured, explained
the reasons for his decision to Burnham-On-Sea.com.
can do more for the two towns by being on the council without
any political motives or pressures," he said.
I don't think politics should come into local matters at a town
or parish council level."
will continue to do my best for Burnham and Highbridge as an independent
councillor and don't have any ill feelings whatsoever to my former
Phil Harvey, Liberal Democrat leader on the town council, added:
"Bill has left the group because he feels more comfortable
to serve as an independent. I have thanked him for his time with
us and said there are no hard feelings between us."
Hancock was first elected as a town councillor in last year's
elections. He recently had differing opinions to several other
Lib Dem town councillors over the potential appointment of a new
Town Manager for Burnham.
voted in favour of the role being created in contrast to several
other party members, although it was stressed at the time that
there no formal party line had been taken during the debate.