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Councillor to stand down in Lochaber


There’s an end point for everyone in politics. Everyone, irrespective of their politics, has a shelf-life.

Having been involved in politics since my teens, I knew what was ahead when I was first elected. Human nature is no different in politics than in the legal profession, business or in any organisation which has winners and losers.

Having fought three elections since 2003, I’ve decided it is time to leave representation to a younger candidate in the May 2017 council election.

It has been a privilege working as an elected member over the past 14 years and I am sure the new representative in ward 12 will join other Lochaber councillors in fighting Lochaber’s corner.

Over the past three years, Lochaber councillors have found common purpose irrespective of party affiliation and a rapport I hope is carried forward into the next five years.

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