A Selby area councillor has announced he is resigning from the Conservative Party.
Mike Jordan, the Conservative councillor for Camblesforth and Carlton, is quitting his party tomorrow (Monday).
It follows the shock decision by Nigel Adams to stand down as the MP for Selby and Ainsty with immediate effect yesterday (Saturday).
Cllr Jordan will continue to represent the constituents of Camblesforth and Carlton on North Yorkshire Council as an independent councillor.
Cllr Jordan said: “I have listened to my constituents and I recognise their frustration with the Conservative Party and how their policies nationally and locally are affecting their health and wealth whilst destroying their communities.
“As a long standing Conservative councillor currently on North Yorkshire Council I have made the difficult decision to resign, but I believe, in the best interests of my constituents.
“I was elected to serve my constituents and work to improve or at least maintain their lifestyle, but through the many erroneous policies of the Conservatives the opposite is happening.”
He has also thrown his support behind Keith Tordoff in his bid to become the first Mayor of North Yorkshire in next year’s election.
Mr Tordoff has recently been chosen to be the mayoral candidate for the Yorkshire Party.
Cllr Jordan said: “I strongly believe Keith Tordoff, if elected mayor would make York and North Yorkshire an economic powerhouse, improve transport, whilst also through sustainability initiatives enrich the quality of the lives of people in the county.
“Keith Tordoff stood to be Police Fire and Crime Commissioner of North Yorkshire in 2021.
“With his police, business and history of public service, I strongly believe Keith Tordoff will deliver, through his leadership the necessary improvements for my constituents and the people of the county.”
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