Statement from Cllr Nick Childs 

Councillor Nick Childs has announced he will step down in September from his roles as deputy leader of the council and chair of the children, young people and skills committee. He will continue in his duties as a ward councillor for Queen's Park. 

Cllr Childs explained: “I have decided to resign from my roles due to work and family responsibilities. I have a full-time job which is proving incompatible with the time commitment necessary at the highest level of local government. 

“I’m going to dedicate my time to working for the residents of Queen's Park who elected me in May, to make sure their local issues are addressed and I represent our ward fully in the city. 
 
“I’ll spend the summer concentrating on handover to colleagues to ensure that the important policies already in hand can be continued into the next academic year. 

“The administration will continue working towards extending premature baby leave for school staff, a workload charter for teachers, the extension of our ‘Every Child a Reader’ scheme and our campaign against the privatisation of Moulsecoomb Primary School.”

The roles will be filled as soon as possible. The role of deputy leader will be formally appointed at a meeting of the full council in the autumn and the role of CYPS chair will be decided before the next committee meeting.

Cllr Childs serves in Queen's Park ward along with Cllr Amanda Evans (Labour) and Cllr Claire Rainey (Green).