Two more Honiton town councillors resign

PUBLISHED: 15:30 09 May 2017

Peter Halse. Ref ehr 45-16TI 1666. Picture: Terry Ife

Peter Halse. Ref ehr 45-16TI 1666. Picture: Terry Ife

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One fifth of the council has resigned in the last 48 hours.

Honiton Town Council has been dealt a double blow after two more councillors quit the authority.

Former mayor Peter Halse and Luke Harvey-Ingram tendered their resignation today, meaning one fifth of the council has quit in the last 48 hours.

Yesterday evening, the council was rocked after new mayor Ashley Delasalle attacked the authority before dramatically resigning on the spot and leaving the meeting.

Her exit was followed by David Perkins quitting as a member, the council-appointed director of Honiton Community Complex Ltd and temporary responsible financial officer.

His resigned after councillors voted to remove him from a committee investigating the finances around the Beehive build.

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