Former Alliance leader retires
Published Thursday, 05 September 2013
Former leader of the Alliance party, Sean Neeson, has announced he is to retire from public life.
Former Alliance leader Sean Neeson is to retire from public life. (© Alliance)
Sean Neeson has announced he is to step down from Carrickfergus Borough Council after 36 years service.
The 67-year-old former MLA led the Alliance party in the late 90s and was described by current party leader David Ford as a "positive voice for peace".
Mr Neeson also served as mayor of Carrick in 1993/94.
While stepping down as an elected representative the grandfather said he will still be involved with the work of the party.
He said: "It has been an honour to have served my constituents for so long.
"It has been a very rewarding experience and I am glad to see the progress that has been made in politics over the past four decades."
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