THE Taunton councillor responsible for housing services has resigned his position for 'personal reasons'. 

Cllr Terry Beale, who will remain a councillor, is no longer the portfolio holder for housing services.

The councillor responsible for housing covers issues such as council housing, housing strategy, affordable housing, and homelessness housing options. 

Cllr Beale, who is a Conservative representative of Killams and Mountfield, will be replaced by fellow conservative Stephen Martin-Scott, who represents Manor and Wilton.

Cllr Beale said: "It's for personal reasons. 

"It has nothing to do with politics or the council. 

"Just personal circumstances and I needed to walk away."