Council opposition leader stands down

PUBLISHED: 17:00 21 July 2016

Green Party Cllr Tom Leimdorfer.

Green Party Cllr Tom Leimdorfer.

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North Somerset Council’s combined group of Independent/Green councillors is no more after its leader, Green Party Cllr Tom Leimdorfer, resigned.

Cllr Leimdorfer will still continue as ward councillor for Congresbury and Puxton, but announced at Tuesday’s council meeting he could no longer continue as leader due to the opposition’s ‘marginalisation’ and differences between himself and another group member, which arose due to a political advert.

Cllr Leimdorfer said: “The minority groups have been marginalised to such an extent that I cannot see myself, in my current role, making any real difference to decisions.”

The group will be known as the Independent group and will be led by Cllr Don Davies.


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