Former Mayor in resignation shock

Thursday, 7 December 2017

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A FORMER Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey has sensationally resigned his council seat.
John Scott sent shockwaves through the chamber on Monday night when he announced that he was quitting politics for good.
Speaking to the Antrim Guardian hours before throwing in the towel after 14 years, Mr Scott stressed that the move was not sparked by the public spat surrounding former councillor, Ben Kelso.
Mr Kelso walked from council days after his erstwhile colleague questioned his ability to represent local ratepayers since he worked and lived in Dublin.
Clearly unhappy with the manner in which Ulster Unionist group leader Mark Cosgrove dealt with the furore, Mr Scott resigned from the party - and last week got a standing ovation at the DUP Party Conference.
“If I can't give a role 100 per cent, then it's time to pass on the baton. That's the right thing to do.
“This is not a part-time job - not if you're doing it right," he told the Antrim Guardian.
*Read the full story in this week's Antrim Guardian


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