Councillor resigns on principle as elections loom

 

CR BILL MANNING has given notice that he will resign his seat on September 30 because Toodyay has abolished ward boundaries for the October shire elections.

In an email to all councillors last month, Cr Manning – whose four-year term does not expire until October 2021 – said he believed that all councillors should put themselves up for re-election this October.

“This will mean that all councillors have been chosen by the entire electorate and ensure greater legitimacy in the eyes of the electorate,” Cr Manning said.

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