Statement from Councillor Steve Jones

Statement from Councillor Steve Jones

Joint statement from Wigan Council and Councillor Steve Jones:

"Wigan Council has developed a culture of kindness and compassion among its workforce and elected members. At the time of his resignation, Councillor Steve Jones was under a lot of pressure, which is why the resignation was not accepted immediately to give time for reflection and proper consideration.

"Unfortunately, this decision has been challenged by an individual who is threatening legal action against the council. Therefore, in the interest of taxpayers and in agreement with Councillor Jones we have no choice but to accept the resignation."

Councillor Steve Jones, independent member for Bryn ward, added: "I have thoroughly enjoyed my role as a local councillor and have been involved in some great community projects. I’d like to thank my constituents for voting me into office and my colleagues at the council for all their support over the last five years. I’d like to thank the council for all the help and support they’ve given me, especially Alison who has always shown me and other members nothing but kindness."

Councillor David Molyneux, leader of Wigan Council, said: "I’d like to thank Councillor Jones for his hard work and commitment to his constituents during his time as a councillor. I’d like to wish him and his family all the best."

Posted on Friday 24th September 2021

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