New councillor to lead Mansfield Independent Forum

Martin Wright

Martin Wright

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A new councillor has been chosen by the Mansfield Independent Forum to lead the group following the recent decision by current leader, Coun Christine Smith, to stand down.

Coun Martin Wright, who was a county councillor for Mansfield East until April 2013 is currently the district councillor for Holly Ward in Forest Town, said “Councillor Smith will be a hard act to follow, she has led the Forum with quiet integrity in the face of some serious challenges.

“Christine now aims to spend more time in her Carr Bank ward and to have a little more time for her family, she is still a very important part of the Mansfield Independent Forum and will go on representing her constituents, speaking out when necessary and voting at council, as all Independents do, in the best interest of Mansfield and Carr Bank ward without having to put a political party first.”