Farnley & Wortley councillor Ann Forsaith to stand down at election

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Standing down: Green Party's Cllr Ann Forsaith

Farnley & Wortley Green Party councillor Ann Forsaith is set to stand down at the local elections in May, it’s been announced.

Councillor Forsaith, who was elected in 2019, is standing down due to ‘personal circumstances’. Mark Rollinson will stand for the Green Party in Farnley & Wortley in May.

“It has been a privilege to have served the residents of the ward, offering support, particularly over the past few years, and acting on the concerns of local residents,” Cllr Forsaith wrote in the latest Green Party newsletter.

“I have enjoyed getting to know much more of the ward well, and meeting and helping so many residents. I am particularly pleased to have enabled and supported the start up of several new groups./

“Sadly, may personal circumstances have led me to make the difficult decision not to stand for re-election in May. Although I will miss working for residents, please be assured I will continue to support the work of the Green team in Farnley and Wortley.”

Candidate: Mark Rollinson.

Mark Rollinson is a community activist and has two grown up sons and a teenage daughter. He works as a logistics manager at a dairy company and has been involved with the Armley Action Team, helping to organise Armley Festival. He is involved with a number of local community groups and has been active in Farnley & Wortley for the past six years.

“My passion is for improving the support available for local people and enhancing the local environment for our community,” Mr Rollinson said.

“I believe that our green spaces and parks are important, as are the sporting clubs that use them. I am also keen to support various activities for youngsters and older people in the ward.”

Other councillors in Farnley and Wortley ward include Cllr David Blackburn (Green) and Mark Sewards (Labour).

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