The Mayor of Ipswich, Councillor Jan Parry, has resigned as both Mayor and councillor. The resignation takes effect immediately (30th January 2021).
Councillor Parry (Labour) has represented the Holywells Ward since 2018. The other Holywells Ward Councillors are Elizabeth Harsant and Barry Studd. Councillor Parry has served as Mayor since May 2019.
Under the Council’s constitution, a new Mayor will be elected at the next Council meeting – which is scheduled to take place on 24th February 2021. It is anticipated that any appointment will last until the next Annual Council meeting (scheduled for 19th May 2021). In the meantime, Councillor Jane Riley remains Deputy Mayor of Ipswich and is able to exercise all the authority the mayoral role has - from today and up until the time when a new mayor is appointed.
The by-election (for Holywells ward) is likely to be held on May 6th 2021.