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Spalding councillor says he has been 'stripped of all roles'

A South Holland district councillor says he has been ‘stripped of all roles on the council’ ahead of the annual meeting later this week.

Spalding Conservative councillor Jack McLean shared over social media this weekend that he had lost a number of council roles.

Leader Coun Gary Porter said that he could not comment ahead of the council’s annual meeting which will be taking place on Wednesday.

IN: Jack McLean (9564302)
IN: Jack McLean (9564302)

And Coun McLean said he could not comment further on the social media post which he put out over the weekend.

The post stated: “I am to be stripped of all roles on the council.

“I will no longer be the
executive support member for the Communities or Place portfolios, or the Vice-Chairman of the Policy Development Panel. I can’t say much currently but I have no
regrets. I have been honest, principled and hard working.”

The annual council meeting is usually held in May but had to be postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

One of the first things on the agenda will be the election of the new chairman and vice-chairman.

Coun Francis Biggadike has held the post of chairman for the last two years while Coun Paul Redgate has been his deputy.

Appointments to council committees and to review membership is also on the agenda.

An application to call in the business grants scheme to help firms during the coronavirus pandemic is also on the agenda for Wednesday’s meeting.

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