Laura Sharman 02 February 2018

Tory councillors all resign from local council

Tory councillors all resign from local council

All the Conservative councillors on a town council have resigned after claims of harassment and bullying from the public.

Desborough Town Council had increased council tax by 400% in 2016, taking the annual levy from £19.10 to £96.98.

Council chairman Jane Pearce resigned last month, saying the increase had led to herself and her family receiving abuse and threats.

The remaining Tory councillors have now all resigned from the 12-person council.

Cllr Pearce's resignation letter - seen by a local paper - said: 'We deplore the unpleasantness, rudeness, abuse and bullying which Jane has endured and to which we, ourselves, have also been subject.'

A statement on the council's website said all meetings and council business are suspended until further notice.

 
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