Portsmouth councillor will need '˜a few days' to consider homelessness role exit

PORTSMOUTH's homelessness champion will take '˜a few days' to consider his position.

Thursday, 9th November 2017, 6:00 am
Updated Monday, 11th December 2017, 10:45 pm

Councillor Paul Godier said on Tuesday night that his position seemed ‘untenable’ in light of ‘political games’ that he had experienced in the city’s handling of the issue.

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Speaking to The News yesterday, Cllr Godier, who was given the title earlier this year, said: ‘I need a few days to consider my position on it.

‘I have worked really well with 90 per cent of the council on tackling the issues, but it is just a select few that have made it difficult and I feel that it is my duty in the role to ensure cross-party unity.’

He was handed the role after a former cross-party Homeless Working Group was disbanded this summer.