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Conservative Scarborough Councillor Quits Party

Conservative Scarborough Councillor Quits Party

Published by Local Democracy Reporter Carl Gavaghan at 8:40am 22nd May 2020.

A Conservative councillor on Scarborough Council has confirmed that she has quit the party.

Helen Mallory, who represents Seamer ward on the authority, told the Local Democracy Reporting Service that she had stepped down from the group.

The former deputy leader of the council has been a member of the authority since 2003.

Cllr Mallory said she did not want to say any more about her reasons for stepping away from the party at this time or what her future plans were.

Her resignation leaves the Conservatives as still the largest single party on the authority with 14 seats out of 46.

Next comes Labour with 13 and then their coalition partners the Independent Group with 10.

Cllr Mallory is the second councillor to leave the Tories since the May 2019 elections.

Cllr Andrew Backhouse quit the group in November last year after he did not progress as a candidate to defend his seat in the North Yorkshire County Council elections scheduled to take place in 2021.

A spokesman for the Conservative Group declined to comment on Cllr Mallory’s resignation when contacted.




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zara, on 22nd May 2020 2:29pm
do not suppose she is quitting as a councillor though? I really think that if any MP or local councillor who stands as a party candidate should have to resign the seat and stand for re election as an independent. I should imagine that her constituents voted for her because she was a conservative and now they are not being represented by the party they voted for. Then again she will be getting her allowances for the next few years so why should she have any moral compass about the situation?!

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