Former deputy leader of Peterborough's Green Party Kirsty Knight resigns from council group

Kirsty Knight has left the Greens
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A member of Peterborough City Council’s (PCC) Green Party has resigned from her group.

Councillor Kirsty Knight, who represents Orton Waterville, will now sit as an independent. She was the group’s deputy leader until Heather Skibsted took over in summer last year.

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The party is the smallest on PCC, with just two members left: leader Nicola Day and Cllr Skibsted, who moved from Labour to the Greens before the last local election.

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Cllr Knight will join Julie Stevenson, another former Green, and Mohammed Rangzeb, who resigned from the Conservative group, as the council’s only independent councillors.

In a statement posted on Facebook, she said: “I hope I get the support as I would like to carry on with my work in the community and hope to get elected this May. Hope you all understand.”

Cllr Knight was elected in 2021 and is due to stand for re-election this year.

This article has been amended to reflect Cllr Knight’s status as former deputy leader of the Green Party.