One of Liscard’s Labour councillors has resigned for personal reasons, triggering a by-election in the ward she represented.
Former Liscard councillor, Sarah Spoor said, “After much consideration, sadly, I have made a decision to step down as Liscard Ward Councillor.
“I have been struggling to balance council duties with my family life and my employment. Combining work, family and caring responsibilities are not new to me, I have brought up five children and have always managed to maintain work/life balance, however this year has been a difficult year for us all. More than ever, I appreciate that time is the most precious thing that we have or have to give.
“Anyone who knows me will know how important my work with disabled children and young people is to me. Unfortunately, the pandemic has further impacted on their lives and employment opportunities and I want to focus on supporting the talented young people I work with. I also feel the need to spend more precious time with my family.
“I am, and will remain, an active and motivated community member who cares very much about the community and resolving issues. We have a fantastic community in Liscard and Egremont, with so many residents and businesses who do good things to improve our area and generously give their time to get involved with their local community.
“I would like to thank the Leader of the Council Janette Williamson and everyone who has supported me. It has been challenging at times but has also been very rewarding and I believe that I have supported residents and taken up issues to the best of my ability.
“I have met wonderful, committed and extremely hard-working councillors, officers, local residents and party members; it has been a real privilege to represent my community and the Labour Party. Thank you.”
Wirral Labour Council Leader Cllr Janette Williamson said, “It’s been an absolute pleasure to have worked with Sarah in Liscard. Since she was elected in 2019 she has worked tirelessly for her community and been instrumental in leading on the regeneration of Liscard Town Centre and improving the local area. I will miss her greatly but know she will continue her passion, which is representing her local community. I look forward to our paths crossing again and wish her every success going forward.”