Three Northamptonshire parish councillors announce resignations at the same time

Three members of Spratton Parish Council have resigned. Editorial image.
Three members of Spratton Parish Council have resigned. Editorial image.

By-elections could be held at a village parish council in Northamptonshire after three members, including the chairman, announced their resignations for “personal reasons”.

Daventry District Council was informed that councillors Lynn Hogg, Michael Heaton and Fiona Keable had resigned from Spratton Parish Council on Thursday, August 27.

When contacted for comment the clerk of the parish council, Gill Evans, said the three members had stood down due to “personal reasons”.

A spokesperson for Daventry District Council said a by-election would be held to replace the members only if 10 or more Spratton residents request one from the district council in the next 14 days.

If not then the parish council will be able to choose, or “co-opt”, three new members.

Councillor Hogg and had only taken over as chairman of the parish council on May 19 with Councillor Keable announced as vice chairman at the same time.