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Conservative Leader Resigns...


I am not in anyway leaping with joy over the resignation of Barry Rickman as leader of the New Forest District Council.

It just seemed obvious that he could not continue in post as

Leader of a Council when he had just been convicted of an Environmental crime in the new Forest.

I think that Councillor Barry Rickman did eventually do the right thing by resigning. Failure to do so would have undermined the credibility of New Forest District Council itself. It’s a rather sad ending to what was a long career at the top. I am just pleased that we didn’t have to present our Motion on No Confidence to the full Council. He clearly saw the writing on the wall and understood that his position had become untenable.

BREAKING: Leader of the New Forest District Council, Barry Rickman, has resigned

More to follow…

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