Councillor returns to Swindon Conservative fold after quitting

By Barrie Hudson - 11 May 2023

  • Cllr David Martyn

    Cllr David Martyn

Swindon Borough Council Conservative Group leader Cllr Gary Sumner has welcomed the return of Cllr David Martyn.

Cllr Martyn, who represents Wroughton and Wichelstowe, left the group earlier this year and sat as an independent.

January saw the resignation from the council of his wife, Cllr Cathy Martyn.

Cllr Sumner said: “I am delighted that Cllr Dave Martyn has re-joined the Conservative Group. He is an excellent councillor who constantly looks out for and speaks up for his residents in Wroughton.

"Cllr Martyn holds himself to high ethical standards and will always do what he feels is right and not populist. At heart he is a conservative and I’m glad he’s back working with us and strengthening the group.”

Cllr Martyn said: “I left the Conservative Group for personal reasons and chose to sit as an independent with no political ties. However, I have always made it clear that my politics remain conservative and I have continued to support our excellent MP Sir Robert Buckland. 

"I am looking forward once again to having the camaraderie of the Conservative Group and continuing the good relationship I have with my fellow ward members. 

"My aims remain the same as they have been since I was elected and I will strive to do my utmost to serve the people of Wroughton where I live, working closely with Cllr Brian Ford and helping to hold Labour and their LibDem supporter to account.”

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