Lib Dem councillor switches to independent

LANCING Parish Councillor Liz Haywood has left the Liberal Democrats to stand as an independent candidate.

Liz said: “I feel it’s in the best interests of the residents I serve at this level to stand as an independent councillor without the constraints that come with belonging to a political party.

“I apologise to any residents in the Mash Barn ward who voted for me because they were keen to see a Liberal Democrat representing them.”

Liz said she had no intention of resigning.