Councillor for the Beecher Town Division in South East St. Ann, Ian Bell, has resigned as a member of the PNP Executive in the constituency which is represented in the House of Representatives by Lisa Hanna.

Over the years, Councillor Bell has been a strong supporter of Miss Hanna.

Bell supported Hanna in 2015 when his then three colleague Councillors in South East St. Ann attempted to remove Hanna as the PNP standard bearer for the constituency.

But in a letter to Miss Hanna which is dated June 8 this year, Councillor Bell said he’s resigning as a member of the PNP South East St. Ann constituency executive.

Bell said he was resigning due to what he described as long standing issues between himself and Miss Hanna and her office.

Councillor Bell told Miss Hanna that she and her staff have treated him with disrespect.

Bell told Hanna in his letter that despite discussions between him and Hanna, the disrespectful treatment has gotten worse.

Councillor Bell copied PNP General Secretary, Dr. Dayton Campbell and PNP Chairman, Phillip Paulwell on his letter where he resigned as member of the party’s constituency executive in South East St. Ann.

Efforts up to news time to contact Miss Hanna were not successful.