Lancaster city councillor resigns

Karen Leytham.
Karen Leytham.
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A Skerton West councillor has resigned from Lancaster City Council.

Labour councillor Karen Leytham has left after more than 10 years on the council.

A former member of the council cabinet, Mrs Leytham was first elected to represent the Skerton West ward at a by-election in December 2006 and was re-elected at subsequent city council elections.

The vacancy in the Skerton West ward will be filled by a by-election on a date to be announced.

Coun Leytham said she had resigned for personal reasons.