Derek Longhurst Resignation

Derek Longhurst Resignation

As you may be aware, Derek Longhurst has resigned from the Town Council.

Prior to being elected onto the Council, Derek did a lot of very useful research work with ARAG.

Over the last 3 years, he dedicated his skills, energy, professionalism and commitment to serving the Council and Alsager as a whole. He attended every Council meeting and represented the Town Council on numerous occasions at Cheshire East Planning Meetings. It is perhaps interesting to note that Derek Longhurst attended significantly more days of Government Planning Inspections than the rest of the Council put together, including our Borough Councillors.

The incident which precipitated his resignation was triggered by abusive, vindictive and unprofessional behaviour which took place during an internal Town Council meeting. Derek Longhurst submitted a detailed report of the meeting to the Town Council, which ARAG received after his resignation.

You can read about Derek Longhurst’s resignation and the reasons behind it here.

In addition to the personal abuse directed at Derek Longhurst, a number of false allegations were made concerning ARAG members. We take these comments very seriously and are taking appropriate advice which precludes us from making any comment at this time.