Simon Deacon has resigned from Markyate Parish Council, Hertfordshire.
Originally elected as a candidate for the National Front he later defected to the British Narional Party before defecting to the English Democrats in 2010. He held the seat in the 2011 elections but has now resigned.
The following is taken from the Parish Website.
“Goodbye to a valued Councillor
We were sorry to receive the resignation of Simon Deacon from the Parish Council. This is due to a career move which he feels will not allow him time to attend meetings, put in the hours for Council activities and give the commitment he has shown in the past. The Parish Council, thank him for his contribution and hard work over the last five and half years. Particularly memorable are the large number of daffodil bulbs planted which add colour to the village each spring.
We thank him for the servicde he has given to our community and wish him every success for the future.”
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