Wilde loses coun­cil lead­er­ship role

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Fran Wilde has been rolled as chair­woman of Welling­ton Re­gional Coun­cil.

Wilde was a strong sup­porter of the Welling­ton su­per-city pro­posal that was aban­doned last week. She said it was ap­pro­pri­ate for the coun­cil to have lead­er­ship not so strongly iden­ti­fied with the re­jected pro­posal.

Wilde will step down at the end of the month, but re­main a coun­cil­lor.

Hutt City re­gional coun­cil­lor Prue La­ma­son led the re­bel­lion, draft­ing a let­ter call­ing for Wilde’s res­ig­na­tion last Fri­day. It is un­der­stood nine coun­cil­lors signed the let­ter.

Coun­cil deputy chair­woman Bar­bara Don­ald­son con­firmed the res­ig­na­tion call. ‘‘We rolled Fran,’’ she said.

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