Crewe town councillors quit over 'secret' meetings

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Two councillors have quit the newly-formed Crewe Town Council after claiming too many meetings had taken place in "secret".

Husband and wife Stuart and Dawn Kay were among the 20 Labour candidates to take all the seats in April's election.

But Mr Kay, who represented Crewe West with his partner, said he "wanted to work for the people, not the party".

The Labour group chief refuted claims and said they had held public meetings. A by-election is set for 1 August.

The authority was created to take on some local services and members subsequently decided to turn it from a parish to a town council by electing a mayor.

Eight candidates will contest the two seats, with Labour, Conservatives, Liberal Democrats and UK Independence Party all putting two candidates forward.

A Cheshire East Council spokesman said the £10,000 cost for the election would be passed onto the town council.

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