Brent Council resignation: Wembley Central councillor is third Labour representative to stand down
PUBLISHED: 15:15 10 December 2019 | UPDATED: 15:16 10 December 2019
A Wembley Central councillor became the third Labour representative in recent weeks to stand down.
Luke Patterson resigned on December 4, to focus on his family and education career.
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He follows Michael Pavey and Sarah Marquis who have both stood down from representing Barnhill ward.
Cllr Patterson told the Times: "I have recently been given increased responsibility in my career in education and due to the birth of my third child, time has become a major factor in my decision. Out of duty to the people of Wembley Central I feel it is only fair on them if I stand down."
Cllr Patterson, who was elected in May 2018, added: "It's important that in this decision I just want to say thank you to all my fellow councillors in all the support they have provided me in the short time I have been elected into post. Thank you to the cabinet members and thank you to all of the officers who I have found to be extremely helpful during my time."
A by-election will be held on January 23.