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Donington, Quadring and Gosberton councillor walks away from political group

A district councillor has walked away from his political group.

Coun Henry Bingham, who represents Donington, Quadring and Gosberton on South Holland District Council, tendered his resignation to the leader of the council’s Independent group earlier this week.

Coun Bingham said that he has concerns about the direction of the group and the formation of the South Holland Independent Party along with feeling members focused on political agendas.

Coun Henry Bingham (19472258)
Coun Henry Bingham (19472258)

The councillor, who is also Quadring Parish Council chairman, says he is currently not affiliated to a political party and is assessing his options.

He said: “I ran for election as I want to improve the area I live in. Spalding may be the main town but it is not the be all and end all.

“I have concerns about the way the group is going.”

In his resignation letter, Coun Bingham said that he will work with whoever he needs to in order to make improvements but he says he knows this has angered some of his colleagues in the group.

He also said that he believes scrutiny is important but felt that sometimes the group was nit picking.

Coun Bingham said: “I would like to thank the Independents over the last two years and hope I can continue to work with them.”

Coun Bingham (pictured above) has been a district councillor for the last two years.

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