Munro delays resignation

Tuesday 24th May 2016 9:02 am
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SURREY’s new Police and Crime Commissioner, David Munro, has “reluctantly” agreed to delay his resignation as a Conservative borough and county councillor in Farnham until after the EU referendum in June.

Mr Munro, who took up office at Surrey Police headquarters in Guildford last Thursday after ousting Surrey’s former independent police commissioner Kevin Hurley, pledged to resign as a councillor if elected PCC in the May 5 election to concentrate on his new role.

However, though he still intends to step down as borough councillor for Farnham Shortheath and Boundstone and county councillor for Farnham South, Mr Munro has postponed his resignations until the day after the June 23 vote on Britain’s membership of the European Union.

He told The Herald: “I am stepping down from both Surrey and Waverley. However, I have received strong representations from within the party not to resign until the referendum is out of way so that the by-elections can rightly focus on local issues.

“Reluctantly therefore I’ve agreed to stay on until late June. But the principle is the same: it’s not fair on residents for me to try to do two demanding jobs at once.”

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