F John Smith stepping down after 50 years as a district councillor

LONG serving councillor F John Smith is bowing out after 50 years as a district councillor. Cllr Smith, who represents Royston Meridian ward and is leader of North Herts district council, will not stand for re-election when a ballot is held in May. In a s

LONG serving councillor F John Smith is bowing out after 50 years as a district councillor.

Cllr Smith, who represents Royston Meridian ward and is leader of North Herts district council, will not stand for re-election when a ballot is held in May.

In a statement he said: "It has been a real privilege to serve our locality for this length of time, and my health would permit me to continue.

"But I think that it is probably sensible to relinquish the reigns by not seeking re-election. Better to go of my own choosing!"


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However Cllr Smith, who has been leader of the council for the last 11 years, added that he will be standing for election to Royston Town Council.

He added: "I hope I can continue to be of some service, particularly to the folk of Meridian ward.

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