Councillor Jim Deen resigns from Worthing Borough Council

Released: Friday, 24 March 2023

Worthing's Deputy Mayor has stood down as a councillor on health grounds.

Jim Deen was first elected to Worthing Borough Council in May 2018 to represent the residents of Central Ward and was subsequently re-elected in May 2021.

Yesterday (Thursday 23rd March 2023) he resigned with immediate effect.

Cllr Dr Beccy Cooper, the Leader of the Council, said:

“Jim has worked tirelessly for the residents he represents in Central Ward as well as his wider Council roles on the planning committee and this year as Deputy Mayor.

“He will be much missed, but I completely respect that the time is now right for him to focus on his health and enjoying life outside politics.”

A decision will be made at the Full Council meeting on 18th April on who should take Mr Deen's seat on the Council's planning committee, and who should replace him as Chair of that committee.

The vacant Central Ward seat will be filled during the Council elections on 4th May 2023.

PR23-039 - Jim Deen

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