‘Personal reasons’ for Barton quitting
A COUNCILLOR who stepped down from his role on Sefton Council says he will continue working to help the people of Southport as a community campaigner.
David Barton represented Dukes Ward for four years after being elected in May 2014 but left his role on the local authority for “personal reasons”.
Mr Barton, who has lived in Southport all his life, said he cared passionately about the town and its people and would cont tinue to champion them h however he could.
The former Conservative and independent councillor said that although personal reasons had prevented him standing for re-election this time he fully intended to stand in the local elections again in the future.
He said he had been overwhelmed by messages of support from local people who were grateful for the work he had done.
Mr Barton said: “With the support of the local community we have been able to achieve a great deal for the benefit of the people of Dukes Ward and the town as a whole.
“It is my intention to continue using my experience and contacts to support residents and the wider Southport community and to work with them for the benefit of the town as a whole.”
Anyone who would like to contact David Barton for help with any issues in the town can do so on davidbarton.dukesward@ outlook.com