September 25, 2022

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Former mayor of Derry and Strabane quits DUP

‘Iron Man’ Danny Quigley receives Freedomo of Metropolis from Mayor Graham Warke final month

THE former DUP mayor of Derry and Strabane District Council has left the get together, citing his need to “transfer ahead with a brand new political pathway”.

Alderman Graham Warke served as mayor in 2021/2022, and has simply been changed by Sinn Féin’s Sandra Duffy.

He stated his yr as mayor “emphasised the necessity for a brand new future, one that’s based mostly on reconciliation and constructing bridges”.

Mr Warke stated he would proceed to characterize his constituents.

Nevertheless, he will likely be taking “day out” to spend together with his household and buddies.

“I’ve been speaking to folks on the grassroots who’re supportive of my choice and who imagine, like me, {that a} average, progressive and optimistic political pathway is finest for me and for this metropolis and district,” Mr Warke stated.

Mayor of Derry Alderman Graham Warke takes US Congressman Richie Neal acros the Peace Bridge final month

“If we’re to reach bringing prosperity, jobs, funding right here then we want our flesh pressers to all come collectively to work laborious with actual willpower and braveness on all sides.”

As an impartial, Mr Warke pledged to work with politicians on “all sides” of the council chamber.

Mr Warke was co-opted on to the council in 2015 following Gary Middleton’s transfer to the meeting.

Former mayor of Derry and Strabane quits DUP was final modified: June ninth, 2022 by cassoscoop

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