Labour councillor quits Aldborough ward, Newbury Park, due to ‘workload pressure’
A Labour councillor has resigned, with a ward colleague saying he quit because he “couldn’t keep up with the workload”.
Mike Figg was elected to Aldborough ward in May of last year.
But today it was announced the politician, who works for Transport for London, has resigned from his position.
A by-election will now be held, though a date for it has not yet been set by Redbridge Council.
His ward colleague and Conservative Cllr Ruth Clark said this afternoon: “He’s a decent guy who’s done the decent thing.
You may also want to watch:
“He couldn’t keep up with the workload.” She added: “I really wish people who stand for election consider what it entails before they take on something like this.
“This is one of the biggest wards and me and [Cllr] Vanessa [Cole] have been working so hard.”
- 1 Maria Rawlings death: Man arrested on suspicion of murder
- 2 Chadwell Heath death: Barking man charged with murder of Maria Rawlings
- 3 Footage issued of man sought in Maria Rawlings murder investigation
- 4 New councillors for Loxford and Seven Kings react to by-election wins
- 5 Barking man appears in court charged with mother-of-two's murder
- 6 Ilford care home turned into studio flats for rough sleepers
- 7 Murder probe launched after mother-of-two’s body found in Chadwell Heath
- 8 Cannabis and rambo knife sniffed out by police dog in Gants Hill bust
- 9 Plans for three year extension to scheme targeting people using prostitutes
- 10 'No stone will be left unturned' to find killer of Maria Jane Rawlings
Mr Figg married last month.
His election victory last year saw Conservative incumbent Loraine Sladden ousted.
Her former colleague Cllr Clark said Mrs Sladden “probably” would stand again for the seat but there would be a selection process, adding: “I’d like to see any experienced person throw their hat into the ring.”