Convicted Selston councillor resigned over harassment charges

Parish Councillor  Diane Butler
Parish Councillor Diane Butler

An Ashfield councillor who was charged with harassment resigned before she appeared in court.

Selston Parish Council have confirmed that Diane Butler resigned on 24th June 2015 following the charges.

Ms Butler pleaded guilty at Mansfield Magistrates’ last week.

Lisa Simpson, Parish Clerk, said: “It is believed that Diane resigned after her arrest so as not to bring Selston Parish Council into disrepute.

“She has been replaced by Arnold Hankin who was co-opted at the Selston Parish Council meeting on 28th July 2015.”