‘Per­sonal rea­sons’ for Bar­ton quit­ting

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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

David Bar­ton

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