Tory councillor quits after criticism that he was working from his holiday home ...

Tory councillor quits after criticism that he was working from his holiday home ...
Tory councillor quits after criticism that he was working from his holiday home ...
Tory councillor quits after criticism that he was working from his holiday home in Panama - 5,000 miles from his constituents Andrew Atkinson is the lead member for Wrexham Council's children's services But he has been performing his duties from 5,000 miles away in Panama The long-distance working arrangement had been savaged by critics 

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A Tory council chief has quit after being condemned for working from his holiday home in Panama - 5,000 miles away from his constituents.

Councillor Andrew Atkinson claimed he was on a 'working holiday' while 5,000 miles away in Central America and attending meetings virtually.

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But Atkinson - who was lead member for the failing children's services at Wrexham Council in North Wales - now says he will step down next month.

Mr Atkinson, a former Conservative general election candidate, was accused of not dedicating himself to children's services department which is currently in special measures.

He will also step down as a ward councillor for Gresford.

He told an online council meeting: 'I have tendered my resignation as Lead Member for Children's Services and Councillor for Gresford effective as of the 31st of August 2021.

Andrew Atkinson has been attending Wrexham Council meetings from Central America

Andrew Atkinson has been attending Wrexham Council meetings from Central America

He has been performing his role from over 5,000 miles away in picturesque Panama

He has been performing his role from over 5,000 miles away in picturesque Panama

'I am giving this small amount of notice to ensure a smooth

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