A sudden departure for Gavin Callaghan

Gavin Callaghan, the former leader of the Labour group and of Basildon Council has stepped down as the ward councillor for Pitsea North West with immediate effect: Gavin Callaghan steps down from Basildon Council – Echo – 11.06.21. Callaghan released a statement about his sudden resignation on social media (well, what a f**king surprise!) citing his reasons as: “spending more time with family and pursuing other interests both at home and abroad.” Here’s a little reminder about some of his ‘other interests’: What a tangled web they weave September 1, 2018.

The comments in the Echo piece are interesting, particularly this one:

GoingNowhereFast 11th June 6:26 pm

“A decent journalist would now be doing some serious digging to see what can be uncovered. I somehow don’t expect a report in the Echo.”

Based on how Callaghan conducted himself during his period as a councillor and as leader of the council, we think that the people of Basildon will be able to draw their own conclusions about his sudden departure. A departure that will probably not come as a surprise to a lot of people. It certainly didn’t come as a surprise to us!

We’d love to be able to say good f**king riddance to this chancer and hope that this would be the last time we were ever obliged to write about him. However, we’ve got a gut feeling that he’ll need an eye kept on him given some of his ‘other interests’.

Anyway, there’s going to be a by-election in Pitsea North West. Once the details emerge of the runners and riders, we’ll be commenting on the proceedings…

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