A THIRD Powys County Councillor has resigned in a matter of weeks.

Sarah Lewis has resigned from the council with immediate effect.

Cllr Lewis, who was a member of the Conservative Group, had represented Brecon St Mary ward since May 2017.

Arrangements for a by-election are to be announced.

In the interim period, neighbouring councillors will be able to assist constituents. Contacts details are:

  • County Councillor Matthew Dorrance - Email: cllr.matthew.dorrance@powys.gov.uk Tel: 07507 597503 / 01874 611980
  • County Councillor David Meredith - Email: cllr.david.meredith@powys.gov.uk Tel: 07976 928216 / 07816 060987 / 01874 623373

Powys County Council has already asked for nominations to replace Neil Morrison, who represented Newtown South, and Gary Price, who represented Llandrindod North, with a deadline of last Friday, September 27. If there are sufficient candidates for an election a poll will be held on Thursday, October 24.

Mr Morrison, who had been a county councillor since May 2017, resigned at the beginning of September; while Mr Price, who had been a county councillor since 2004, resigned from the council with immediate effect at the end of August.