The leader of South Gloucestershire’s Labour councillors has paid tribute to a colleague who has stood down due to ongoing health issues.
Councillor Eve Orpen, who has been undergoing cancer treatment for over two years, submitted her resignation from the council today.
Councillor Orpen says:
“I have found it difficult to fulfil my district councillor role whilst having treatment because it involves attending meetings and events across South Gloucestershire. My treatment often leaves me very tired, and I don’t feel able to continue.
I would like to thank my colleagues for their understanding over the past couple of years, and especially my fellow Patchway councillor Keith Walker who has had to take on extra work while I have been out of action.”
Labour Group Leader Councillor Pat Rooney says:
“Eve has represented Patchway on South Gloucestershire Council for 15 of the past 23 years and I thank her for her long service. She has been a committed and valued colleague, but I understand her reasons for standing down now.
Recovering her health must come first, and all of her colleagues in the Labour Group wish her an ongoing and full recovery.”
14th November 2018