Councillors step down from Rutland County Council and Oakham Town Council

Rutland County Council offices in Oakham
Rutland County Council offices in Oakham
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Two councillors have left their seats.

Joanna Figgis (Con) has resigned from Rutland County Council, while Peter Lockett has stepped down from Oakham Town Council. Both councillors represented the Oakham South West ward.

An Oakham Town Council statement said Mr Lockett had left his seat for “personal reasons”. No reason was given for Mrs Figgis’ resignation.

An election will be held to fill the county council seat if two electors in Mrs Figgis’ former ward request one. The town council requires 10 electors to request an election before one is held.

People can request an election for either council by writing to the Returning Officer at Catmose, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 6HP.