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Chris Benn, South Kesteven District Councillor for Castle Bytham and Little Bytham resigns on health grounds

South Kesteven District Councillor Chris Benn has resigned from his position today (June 15) with immediate effect.

Coun Benn, who represents Glen ward, has resigned on health grounds.

He has represented the residents in his ward, which covers the parishes of Careby, Aunby and Holywell, Castle Bytham, Carlby, Counthorpe and Creeton, Little Bytham and Toft with Lound and Manthorpe, since last year’s local elections on May 2.

Chris Benn
Chris Benn

Coun Benn is also chairman of the council’s environment overview and scrutiny committee. The council will appoint a new chairman for the environment overview and scrutiny committee on July 16.

Due to Covid-19, the earliest date for a by-election at present is May 6, 2021, coinciding with the county council and Police and Crime Commissioner elections.

Leader of South Kesteven District Council, Kelham Cooke, said: “Chris has only been with South Kesteven District Council for a short time, but his contribution during that period as a ward member, member of the Conservative Group, and chairman of the environment overview and scrutiny committee has been significant, and he will be sorely missed.

"I am sure I speak for the whole council in wishing him and his family well, and looking forward to his continued contributions to our community as a resident, and a friend of the council.”

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