Former chair of Castletown Commissioners Carol Quine has thanked those who voted for her and supported her during her time on the local authority.
Miss Quine has resigned from the board after an incident involving her dog and a member of staff.
In a statement to the board, shared with Gef, Miss Quine said: ‘It is with the utmost regret and sadness that after serious consideration I have reluctantly decided to resign as both Chairman and Board Member of Castletown Town Commissioners. This is due to allegations laid against me in the public domain; questioning my abilities as chairman after an unfortunate incident involving my dog and an employee of CTC who had volunteered to administer ear drops to the dog.
‘The Town Hall was closed for maintenance Thursday 26th August to Wednesday 1st September; however this was the meeting place chosen by the employee as he was in Castletown at the time, whilst working from home for the period. After seeking legal advice I declined upon request of the Board to step down as chairman with immediate effect, believing my ability as a Chairman or as a Commissioner had no relevance to the unfortunate incident mentioned above.
‘A vote of no confidence was brought by Mr Cubbon, seconded by Mr Leather with unanimous support of the Board making the position as a commissioner untenable for me to continue, as a member of a team without support of board members. My political life has been dedicated to serving the people of Castletown and this decision has not come lightly. The unnecessary speculation and public humiliation has not only affected me personally but also members of my family. I would like to take this opportunity to thank those who voted for me in the recent election and all those who have supported me over the years.’
In a separate statement, the Clerk of the Commissioners has said the board accepted Miss Quine’s resignation and claimed she had made ‘misleading comments about an employee of the town discharging their duties that the Commissioners refute in their entirety’.