Today I have resigned as a member of Cornwall Council's cabinet. This is the text of the letter I sent to the Leader, John Pollard:
Dear JohnAs you know, I am currently dealing with a personal issue. I am therefore writing to tender my resignation from the cabinet with immediate effect.
I would like to say what an honour it has been to be part of Cornwall's cabinet. I believe that we have achieved a huge amount. The new budget is extremely tough but I believe that it is the fairest and best way of addressing the challenge that Cornwall faces over the next four years. We have managed to cut huge amounts of waste in order to focus on high quality front line services and I believe we have done our best for Cornwall.
I hope and expect to be able to address the personal issues I am dealing with and one day to be in a position to regain my seat at cabinet. But that is for sometime in the future. In the meantime I wish you and my other colleagues well. I thank you all for your support, but particularly Jeremy who has been unflinching in his support and advice throughout our time on the council.
I will continue to work my hardest for the people of Launceston.
This is his reply:
Dear AlexThank you for your letter, please accept this email as my acceptance of your resignation.Thank you for all you’ve done for Cornwall.Oll an gwellaJohn
I don't intend to make any further comment at this time. Many thanks.