|A cheeky card Cllr Krupesh Hirnai placed on his blog|
The scandalous neglect of local residents and dereliction of democratic accountability seems to stem from the Lib Dem's reluctance to fight a byelection at a time of national unpopularity. Latterly some apologists have argued that by not having a byelection they are saving council tax-payers' money.
Because the resignation is so close to the May 2014 local elections I understand there will not be a byelection. Just the saving of a few thousand on the councillor's expenses.