Plaid Cymru is calling for a public statement from Labour-run Caerphilly Council over the sudden resignation of deputy leader, Sean Morgan.
Councillor Colin Mann, leader of the Plaid Cymru group on the authority, said: “I’ve been contacted by a resident in Nelson who told me that Councillor Morgan has allegedly been in Spain in clear breach of the message from First Minister Mark Drakeford not to travel overseas at this time.
“I’ve written to the council leader Philippa Marsden to ask for transparency and I’ve stressed the need to be upfront about the reasons for Councillor Morgan’s resignation. We’re a public body where councillors are elected by the people and not the Secret Service so members and the public shouldn’t be kept in the dark.
“I’ve asked the leader for a clear response to statements made to me that Councillor Morgan, who represents Nelson, has been in Spain. This, if true, would not the first time that a councillor has been in breach of lockdown rules and guidelines.”
- Spain is currently an Amber List country, requiring people who do travel there to self isolate when they return home.