Lincoln councillor resigns from Labour over ‘personal disagreements’

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City of Lincoln councillor Liz Maxwell has announced her resignation from the Labour party due to ‘unresolvable personal issues’.

The councillor for the Minster ward of Lincoln, elected both in 2014 and 2016, will instead continue her role as an Independent councillor.

She said: “As a long-time member of the Labour party and elected City of Lincoln Councillor for Minster Ward, it is regrettable that because of unresolvable personal issues and disagreements with influential individuals within the Lincoln CLP (Constituency Labour Party) I have had no alternative, but to resign the Labour whip and leave the Labour party.

“I would like to make it quite clear that this has nothing to do with the leadership of the City of Lincoln Council, who continue to command my full support and respect for the good work that they do for the City of Lincoln.

“As an Independent City of Lincoln councillor, I will continue through ward surgeries and personal support to work hard for the benefit of all residents in Minster ward”.