Shock resignation of former Mayor Mallie Poulton

A VACANCY has occurred on Frodsham Town Council following the shock resignation of former Mayor Mallie Poulton.

The “broken-hearted” Waterside ward councillor has cited bullying as the reason posting on twitter “My heart of steel is broken. I have resigned from Frodsham Town Council. Sometimes bullies win.”

He is the latest in a string of resignations which started less than three years ago when the then chairman Mark Warren quit alleging “a systemic culture of bullying.”

Seven councillors resigned during one eight month period – and after losing his seat in a bitterly fought election, former Mayor Allen Wales warned new councillors not to allow themselves to be “intimidated, bullied or shouted down.”

An election will be called if 10 electors from within the ward submit a request for one in writing within 14 working days of the vacancy being declared on January 22.

If no such request is received, the council can fill the vacancy left by ex-councillor Poulton’s departure by co-option.

Mallie pictured during happier times handing out money he raised to local charities and good causes.

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