Stoke & Staffordshire

Fraud accused councillor Andy Lilley 'to quit' Stoke-on-Trent city council

Andy Lilley
Image caption Mr Lilley resigned from the Labour party in January over plans to cut council workers' pay

A councillor accused of fraud over alleged discrepancies in a Labour Party bank account has said he will resign from Stoke-on-Trent city council.

Andrew Lilley, 50, of Leek Road, Carmountside, will face magistrates in Newcastle-under-Lyme on Friday.

He is accused of fraud by false accounting and false representation between 2008 and 2012.

The council said it had been told he would step down as the Baddeley, Milton and Norton ward councillor from Friday.

Mr Lilley resigned from the Labour Party in January over plans to cut workers' pay at Stoke-on-Trent city council.

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