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Conservative Bob McShee resigns from Guildford Borough Council

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Conservative Bob McShee resigns from Guildford Borough Council

Published at 3:36pm 30th August 2018. (Updated at 3:39pm 30th August 2018)

Conservative Councillor Bob McShee has resigned from Guildford Borough Council to become an Independent. 

He has been a Borough Councillor for seven years, representing Worplesdon ward.

The political balance of the Council, which has 48 councillors, is now 32 Conservative, nine Liberal Democrat, three Guildford Greenbelt Group, two Labour and two independent.

In his resignation statement, he said: "It is with regret and sadness that I resign immediately both from the Conservative group on Guildford Borough Council and the Guildford Conservative Association.

"I have decided to leave the party political environment and continue as an Independent councillor so as to fully present my own views (and those of Worplesdon residents) towards the future of Guildford borough.

In a statement, Guildford Borough Councillor Paul Spooner said: "I read with disappointment but not surprise today that Cllr Bob McShee has resigned from the Conservative Party following his recent deselection by Guildford Conservative Association for candidature at the 2019 Local Elections.

"The result of that decision is that Bob could not remain in the Conservative Group at GBC and has become an independent Councillor. I wish Bob well as he becomes an Independent Councillor."

Mr McShee also thanked his colleagues in the Conservative group for their support over the years. 

"I may not have always agreed with the views of my fellow councillors whatever their political persuasion maybe, but do respect their views", he said. 

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