Resignation of Town Council Chair


Frodsham Town Council regrets to announce that Councillor Mike Pusey has officially noted his intention to resign from the council from the end of February.

Cllr Pusey, who represents Castle Park ward, spoke about his decision at the meeting on 08th February, citing a significant increase in work through his two businesses.

He said: “I sincerely regret this decision, but the substantial increase in my business commitments have meant that the free time I’ve previously had available to dedicate to my work as a councillor, is now no longer available.

“I will really miss the challenges and friendship that comes with being part of Frodsham Town Council and hope that people understand my decision.”

As part of his decision Cllr Pusey will resign as deputy mayor and not undertake his second stint as mayor from May 2016.

Cllr Pusey’s first period of time as mayor meant he was, and still is, Frodsham’s youngest mayor.  I was mayor (and youngest as you’ve pointed out) 20 yrs ago & first joined 26yrs ago at the age of 21.

He suggested to council that Cllr Mallie Poulton replace him in both the deputy mayor role and mayor role.

“Mallie is an excellent councillor and due to various circumstances I believe he is the right person at the right time to represent Frodsham as Mayor,” added Cllr Pusey.

Cllr Poulton said: “Like all councillors I’m shocked and saddened by Mike’s resignation, but I would like to thank him immensely for his contribution to Frodsham over the many years he’s sat on the town council.

“I would also like to personally express my unending appreciation for his suggestion I take over his mayoral duties.”

A final decision on Cllr Pusey’s replacement will be made at the next meeting on 22nd February.