Today, Councillor Varinder Singh-Bola has decided that in the interest of his family he will withdraw his nomination for Mayor of Redbridge in the next municipal year 2019/20.
Cllr Singh-Bola said “I have taken time and reflected on the events of the past weekend and the concerns of my family, friends and colleagues and have decided to withdraw my name from consideration for the Mayoralty of Redbridge”
“The Redbridge Mayoralty is a hugely important and distinguished position and one which I do not wish to do undue harm by allowing it to become mired in controversy.”
“I stand united with my beloved wife and my wider family. They have always loved and supported me and now it is my time to shield them from public speculation and hearsay.”
Leader of the Redbridge Labour Group, Cllr Jas Athwal said “I accept Cllr Singh-Bola’s decision to withdraw his nomination, we will now move on and look at further candidates for Mayor of Redbridge in 2019/20”.
No further comment will be made by Cllrs Singh-Bola and Athwal, nor the Redbridge Labour Party on the matter.