ICAC has claimed another victim as it continues to cut a swathe through politicians on the NSW Central Coast and in the Hunter Valley.
The latest victim is Newcastle Lord Mayor Jeff McCloy who has quit his post less than 24 hours after NSW Premier Mike Baird told him it was time to consider his position.
The Newcastle Herald says that McCloy “sent an official letter of resignation to Newcastle council general manager Ken Gouldthorp on Sunday”.
In his letter, McCloy said he believed he was “leaving the city in much better shape financially and physically than it was when I started”.
Mr McCloy’s resignation will trigger another by-election for his position because it is more than 18 months before the next scheduled council elections.
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