Another star of the infamous Handforth Parish Council clip has resigned — becoming the third to do so in a matter of weeks.

Coun Barry Burkhill, has left his post on the parish council but will remain a Cheshire East councillor.

Although not featured in the shortened viral clip which attracted millions of viewers in February, Coun Burkhill was heard telling Jackie Weaver she didn’t ‘know what she was talking about’.

His resignation follows those of Aled Brewerton, who shouted to Jackie Weaver to ‘read the standing orders’, and council chairman Brian Tolver, who told the unlikely internet celebrity that she had ‘no authority’ at the December 2020 meeting.

“My role as an HPC member has become conflicted with my position as a Borough Councillor, which I have held for 40 years due to the unwavering support of Handforth Ward residents,” Coun Burkhill told

Barry Burkhill, the Mayor of Cheshire East Council

"I have decided to concentrate on my Handforth Ratepayer Independent role at CEC, as too much of my time has been taken up in trying to deal with HPC's enduring problems."

Coun Burkhill was also mayor of Cheshire East Council last year, with his involvement in the video prompting questions over his conduct.

In February, Cheshire East representative Liz Wardlaw brought a vote of no confidence against the mayor — saying he ‘‘made no attempt to intervene as it became clear participants in that meeting were being bullied’.

However, the motion was not debated as the authority’s monitoring officer ruled it had to be examined by its standards committee before going to debate.

As Coun Burkhill’s term as mayor ended this month, it was never discussed by the council’s membership.

Although Handforth Parish Council has seen three of its councillors resign, it is likely to remain in the spotlight as its future is still in doubt.

A highly controversial boundary review by the larger council has recommended Handforth merges with Wilmslow — effectively abolishing the infamous organisation.

Final decisions are not expected on that review until 2022.

The vacancy will be filled by election or cop-option.