Council Statement – Chrisy Morris
In response to today’s, 28th February sentencing of Chrisy Morris, a Councillor at Maldon District Council, Head of Paid Service, Richard Holmes said “Based on the sentence handed down by his Honour Judge Walker at Chelmsford Crown Court today, I can confirm that Chrisy Morris with immediate effect is no longer an elected member of Maldon District Council.
“Section 80 of the Local Government Act 1972 states, “If a custodial sentence of three months or more is handed down, then the elected member is automatically disqualified.
“If members of the public need to contact their local Councillor for the Heybridge West ward, please contact Councillor Edwards.
“The Council takes this matter very seriously. For now, I can say that the Council has carried out its own conduct investigations and these have shown Chrisy Morris to be a person who has the capacity to ‘lie, mislead and intimidate’. A number of staff and Councillors have been impacted by Chrisy Morris’s conduct and today’s sentencing strips him of his ability to continue to behave in this way as an elected representative.”