One of Wirral’s green councilors resigned from the party to sit with the district independents.
Steve Hayes left the Green Party late Friday, but said he would continue to represent Birkenhead and Tranmere “with the same vigor as before.”
But Cllr Hayes has remained silent on his reasons for leaving the party. In a statement, he said: “Local residents will not be affected by the change. There will still be three advisers to contact.
“The plans for the future redevelopment of our city look very special and of course I will continue to push for the best they can be. At the same time, I will continue to encourage the necessary and necessary environmental changes to help protect our future and that of your children.
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“I especially want to thank the local members of the Green Party for their support in the past. I have no further comment at this time. ”
Cllr Hayes’ resignation leaves the Greens with just two advisers on the Wirral Council and brings the number of Independents to four, making them the fourth largest group behind the Liberal Democrats.
The leader of the Green Group, Cllr Pat Cleary, said he was “disappointed” by Cllr Hayes’ decision.
He said: “It’s not easy for the Green Party to elect councilors, it’s a difficult system for us, so it’s disappointing but that’s life.
“We will continue to work with him on the board. “
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