Council leader forced into break due to ill health

Wyre Council leader Peter Gibson has '˜taken a break' from his role due to ill health.

Thursday, 13th July 2017, 11:23 am
Updated Tuesday, 18th July 2017, 8:31 am
Peter Gibson

The decision was made at the start of the month, with Coun Gibson expected to return in September, a council spokeswoman said.
Deputy leader Alan Vincent, suspended as leader in 2004 after failing to disclose a personal interest, will take on his responsibilities.
In a statement to The Gazette, the council said: “At the start of July the leader, Councillor Gibson, for health reasons decided to take a break from council duties, but we expect he will return in September, health permitting.

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“In the meantime, the deputy leader will deal with matters that would have fallen to the leader.”