Below is a statement from the Leader of the Liberal Democrats on Cotswold District Council, Cllr Joe Harris, on the resignation of the Conservative Leader of the Council Mark Annett.
"I welcome the news that Mark Annett has today resigned as the leader of Cotswold District Council.
"I note that he has cited health concerns and hope he gets well soon but it can’t be overlooked that it comes two days after he personally attacked me in a Council meeting saying I had no integrity and that I don’t care for people in the Cotswolds. I know a lot of Conservative Councillors were appalled by this outburst and it seems to me like he jumped before he was pushed.
"I wish him and his family well for the future."