By election in Beccles
Published on 16th October 2012
There will be a District Council by-election in Beccles South, following the resignation of Labour ward councillor Alan Thwaites.
The vote will take place on Thursday November 15, the same day as the Police and Crime Commissioner elections.
Cllr Tod Sullivan, Labour Group leader said: "Alan has represented Beccles proudly over a number of years in various capacities, he has always been an asset to our party, our council, the town of Beccles and our district. He has always conducted himself with dignity and grace and I know that he is as saddened as all of us are that he no longer feels able to give the role as much effort and commitment as he would like."
Deputy Leader of the Council, Cllr Stephen Ardley said: "On Behalf of Waveney District Council, I would like to express my sadness that ill health has led to Alan's enforced departure. We wish him all the very best and thank him for his contribution to Waveney life since his election last May."
Fellow district councillor in Beccles and Leader of the Green group Graham Elliott added: "Alan has been part of the fabric of the town for many years. He will be missed on the District Council but I hope is able to continue with his role on the Town Council."
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