Ipswich Tory councillor quits because of work and family pressures

Robin Hyde-Chambers. Photo: Ipswich Borough Council

Robin Hyde-Chambers. Photo: Ipswich Borough Council - Credit: Archant

Conservative councillor Robin Hyde-Chambers has resigned from Ipswich Borough Council because he felt unable to devote enough time to the role.

Mr Hyde-Chambers was elected to the authority two years ago to represent the Stoke Park ward.

He runs the family funeral director business and has stood down because it is expanding and he feels he is no longer able to get to as many council meetings or meet as many people as he would like.

Conservative group leader Nadia Cenci said: “We’re sorry Robin has had to make this decision, but we fully understand his position. His business is growing and taking up more and more of his time and he has a family so something has had to give.”

Mr Hyde-Chambers held off from standing down from the borough until now to enable the by-election to fill his seat to be arranged for May 4 – the same date as the county council elections, saving the cost of an extra poll.