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Former Mayor: ‘Why I walked out of Council and resigned from the UUP’

Thursday, 7 September 2017

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A FORMER Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey has formally resigned from the Ulster Unionist Party, a week after he sensationally walked out of a council meeting over the alleged conduct of a party colleague.
John Scott took the decision after he claimed colleagues failed to deal with his concerns over Ben Kelso, who he insists 'cannot properly represent the Threemilewater area while he lives and works outside of Northern Ireland'.
“It is not fair on the ratepayers, they deserve better," Mr Scott said.
“I have been with the UUP for 20 years and I did not take this lightly.
“I have wished Ben every success in his career. But I feel that there are great people already doing voluntary work in the community who would represent the ratepayers much better.
“Even if he went tomorrow, I did this as a point of principle and I stand by my decision."
*Read the full story in this week's Antrim Guardian

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