Maryport councillor to stand down after 39 years
Last updated at 12:16, Friday, 21 September 2012
Maryport councillor Bill Cameron is to stand down next year after 39 years in politics.
The 86-year-old, who represents Maryport West, last month said he would fight the county council election next May.
But in a statement last night he said he was stepping down, blaming boundary changes.
He said: “Once again we see a change in local government boundaries. I sometimes wonder if this is just a move to keep a civil servant in a job.
“This does, however, present me with the perfect time to say, to the people of Maryport, that I will not be standing for re-election to the county council.
“It was during the flooding in Down Street in 1967 that I decided to stand for election, simply with the promise ‘I will work for you,’ and I would like to think I have instigated many improvements to our town through the years.”
First published at 11:51, Friday, 21 September 2012
Published by http://www.timesandstar.co.uk
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