Councillor Ralph Bagge resigns as South Bucks Leader

Councillor Ralph Bagge, Leader of South Bucks District Council has announced he will be resigning his position as Leader with immediate effect for personal reasons.

Cllr Bagge stated: "Whilst I have very much enjoyed my time as Leader of the Council it has become increasingly clear to me that given my numerous other personal and business commitments I can no longer devote the time to continue to fulfil the role of Leader in the manner I would wish. However I remain committed to ensuring the best interests of South Bucks residents are served by the Council."

A new leader will be elected at the next Council meeting the date for which will be confirmed shortly. In the interim period the Leader's duties will be performed by Cllr Nick Naylor, the current Deputy Leader, who said: "I would like to place on record my thanks for Ralph's hard work and dedication as Leader and for everything he has achieved for the residents of the District."

Cllr Bagge will remain as a District Councillor for Stoke Poges ward. He is also Chairman of Stoke Poges Parish Council and a Bucks County councillor for Stoke Poges and Wexham division.