Lo­cal board mem­ber steps down

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Al­bert-Eden Lo­cal Board mem­ber Si­mon Mitchell has stepped down.

Mr Mitchell is a prac­tis­ing lawyer and cites the board’s high work load as a rea­son for his res­ig­na­tion.

‘‘Ba­si­cally I’m just not in a po­si­tion to put the en­ergy into it for the next cou­ple of months,’’ he says.

The move comes a few months be­fore Oc­to­ber’s lo­cal body elec­tions and Mr Mitchell says the tim­ing will al­low the board to avoid a costly by-elec­tion.

Mr Mitchell was a mem­ber of the cen­tre-left lo­cal body po­lit­i­cal group City Vi­sion.

He was pre­vi­ously a mem­ber of the Eden Al­bert Com­mu­nity Board be­fore the for­ma­tion of the su­per-city.

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