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Councillor Stands Down After Illness

A Coventry councillor has announced that he is resigning his seat after a lengthy illness.

Roy BarkerCllr Roy Barker will stand down from Cheylesmore ward with immediate effect.

His resignation comes after a prolonged period of ill health that has prevented him from carrying out his duties as a councillor. He has served on the city council for nine years.

Nick Nolan, leader of the council said:

"I am sure that all of my colleagues on the city council will join me in wishing Roy well for the future.

“Roy was a committed and dedicated representative of his city and his community. He got on with the job in a quiet and efficient way."

Ward councillor Frank Carter said:

"Roy has been a close friend and colleague and I am sorry that he has had to call it a day.

“He has worked tirelessly for the local community since he was first elected and I hope that he is now able to concentrate on rebuilding his health."

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CWN / Politics / Coventry City Council / 23 Mar 01
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