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South Cambridgeshire councillor steps down as family circumstances change

Harston & Comberton councillor Fiona Whelan has announced her resignation from South Cambridgeshire District Council as she prepares to move home.

In the short time she has been on the District Council, Cllr Whelan has campaigned to make rural cycling safer and for EWR and the government to listen to local people about the impact of the proposed East West Railway.

“It has been a privilege to work on behalf of the people of this area,” said Fiona. “My family and I have lived here for 16 years and there is so much that’s great about our local villages. But we constantly need to make sure that they remain great places to live.

“My family circumstances now mean that I will be moving away from the area shortly, so I won’t be able to represent local residents in the way they’d expect and deserve. I’m thankful that local residents will continue to be represented by my two ward colleagues - Cllrs Ian Sollom and Tony Mason."

Leader of the Council, Cllr Bridget Smith said: “I’d like to express my personal thanks to Fiona for all she has done both to serve her residents so expertly but also to support our administration at South Cambs. We have benefitted hugely from her experience and passion.”

Fiona's seat will remain vacant until next year's local elections.

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