Lincolnshire County Councillor, Rev. Sara Cliff, Conservative (Lincoln East Division), has resigned as a member of the county council following ‘unwarranted hostility in the press’.
Leader of Lincolnshire County Council, Cllr. Martin Hill, Conservative (Folkingham Rural Division) admitted he had spoken to Rev.Cliff about her attendance levels six months ago, the paper reported.
“There is no doubt her attendance of late has not been good at all.”
“I have taken the decision to resign my position from the county council.
“While I did feel willing and able to carry on representing the people of Lincoln East, in view of the unwarranted hostility in the press, I am clear that this action is in the best interests of the Methodist church, the county council and my own family.
Following criticism from local residents, and in the press, that the outgoing councillor had not allocated her ‘Big Society Fund’, Rev. Cliff clarified that:
“As a matter of record I have awarded my Big Society Fund to St Barnabas to help support the excellent services they provide.“