Councillor’s job is ‘200 miles away’ 

Dear Sir, — Could I be one of the first to congratulate Coun George Hayes on his recent full-time appointment with Cambridgeshire County Council and Peterborough City Council?
As a Congleton West resident, I was prepared to accept a Cheshire East ward councillor who lived in the East Ward, but this now takes on a different complexion if my councillor lives some 200 miles away in Cambridge.
I have heard nothing yet but I presume that Coun Hayes will be relinquishing his seats on both Cheshire East Council and the town council with immediate effect because, even if his new employer allows him to return to Congleton for one day per week, that is insufficient time for anyone to devote to their electors.

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