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Councillor Ian Stokes resigns as vice chairman of South Kesteven District Council



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A councillor who used a racist expression while chairing a public meeting has resigned as vice chairman of a council.

Ian Stokes apologised for words he used while chairing a committee meeting at South Kesteven District Council on October 20.

He was suspended from the Conservative group a short time later.

Coun Breda-Rae Griffin is chairman of SKDC. Coun Ian Stokes has resigned as vice chairman
Coun Breda-Rae Griffin is chairman of SKDC. Coun Ian Stokes has resigned as vice chairman

The vice chairman of the district council usually becomes chairman of the council the following year, a position currently held by Breda-Rae Griffin.

Council members will meet on Thursday, November 25, to discuss the position of vice chairman and the future chairman at that meeting.

Leader of the district council Kelham Cooke confirmed Mr Stokes' resignation as vice chairman, adding Mr Stokes has also stepped down as chairman of the governance and audit committee, and resigned from all his committee places.

Mr Stokes remains an unaligned Independent councillor.



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