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Labour councillor resigns citing personal reasons

Esin Gunes has quit the civic centre less than a year after being elected

Esin Gunes
Esin Gunes (credit Enfield Council)

A Labour councillor has resigned from Enfield Council after saying she was planning to move away from the borough.

Esin Gunes was elected to represent Bullsmoor ward for the first time last May and since then has become chair of the council’s licensing sub-committee. However, she officially resigned on Thursday (9th).

Explaining her reasons for standing down, Esin said: “I am relocating with my young family and will no longer reside in Enfield. It is right therefore, that I resign from my role as a local Labour councillor.

“It has been an honour to serve the residents of Bullsmoor ward and as part of Enfield’s Labour council.”

Council leader Nesil Caliskan has wished her well for the future. She said: “Esin is talented and worked hard as a Labour councillor. 

“We’re sad to see her leave Enfield Council, but we send her and her family our best wishes for the future.”

A by-election will now be held in Bullsmoor on a date to be announced.