Embattled Kidsgrove Town Council is now facing more allegations, some which consider the conduct of some of the Kidsgrove Labour Party members. Kidsgrove Councillors Margaret Astle and Councillor Dave Stringer have both been criticised by long serving and dedicated County Councillor Mary Maxfield and a current Labour Councillor, who wishes to remain anonymous for fear to retribution from certain party members.
Current Kidsgrove County Councillor and former Kidsgrove Town Councillor explains the reason why she choose to resign from Kidsgrove Town Council saying, “I resigned because of their attitude and behaviour in particular Councillor Astles’ constant distasteful and abusive comments with no right to reply. I felt that I could not be in the same room as her. It was pleasing that I had many requests from the Labour Party to withdraw my resignation because in the past we had all worked together and enjoyed our relationships.”
We have also learnt the reason why Pat Harrison (UKIP) also resigned from Kidsgrove Town Council, stating that the job wasn't what she thought it would be because of certain incidents and the way in which the Town Council was run. This is been confirmed by our anonymous Labour Party member who has also confirmed that a few more current Kidsgrove Town Councillors are also considering resigning.
Kidsgrove Town Councillors are meant to do the job for the love of Kidsgrove, with everyone pulling together to make a real difference to the local community. This is not a place for people to be entering into political games and treating people without the respect that they deserve.