Date set for Honiton to vote in its new mayor

The Honiton Beehive. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref mhh 2243-34-14AW

The Honiton Beehive. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref mhh 2243-34-14AW - Credit: Archant

Extraordinary meeting set up following bombshell resignation of new mayor Ashley Delasalle

May 15 - the date Honiton gets its new mayor.

An extraordinary meeting has been arranged after Ashely Delasalle sensationally quit the council yesterday - despite being voted in as mayor.

In a lengthy speech, where she described the council as “broken”, Mrs Delasalle said the best thing she could do for Honiton was resign - an act she promptly followed through on.

Since the bombshell announcement, three other councillors have followed Mrs Delasalle in quitting - equivalent of one fifth of the current council.

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Former mayor Peter Halse, David Perkins and Luke Harvey-Ingram have all handed in their resignation, leaving the council has four vacancies to fill.

But first, it must vote in its new mayor and assign members to their committees.

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The meeting will be held at the Beehive, starting at 7pm.

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