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Councillor Mark Topping to step down as Leader of the Council

Councillor Mark Topping has handed in his resignation as Leader of the Council. Councillor Topping has announced that he will be stepping down from the role on 18 April, the day of the Councils next Full Council meeting, where a new council leader will be voted on by Council. 

Councillor Topping said:

“After careful consideration it is with considerable regret that I make this announcement. It has been a real honour to serve the district in this way since May last year.  

“However, both family and work commitments mean that I am not able to continue giving the role the time and commitment it needs.  

“I will remain an active councillor representing my ward of Lydney West & Aylburton and an active member of the Green Group. I will continue to work with colleagues across the council as we all endeavour to serve the best interests of residents and the district as a whole. 

“I have had fantastic support from both officers and members during my time as leader, for which I am deeply grateful and it has been a pleasure to work with colleagues across the council.” 

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