Councillor Ross Brown announces resignation

Belfast City Councillor Ross Brown has today, 16th November 2016, announced his decision to resign from his seat. Councillor Brown decided to step down from politics last month, having been offered a new job which will require him to move away from Northern Ireland. He will be replaced on Belfast City Council by Georgina Milne, who was selected by Green Party Members in the Ormiston DEA that Cllr. Brown represents.

Green Party in Northern Ireland Leader, Steven Agnew MLA, has thanked Cllr. Brown for his service, saying “I would like to thank Ross for his hard work representing his constituents and wish him well for the future. Councillors work incredibly hard on behalf of their constituents, and Ross has been a shining example of this since his election in 2014.”

Cllr. Brown’s replacement as representative for Ormiston, Georgina Milne, also thanked Ross for his service to the community, saying: “Ross has been a dedicated public servant and I wish him well in his future endeavours. I will have big shoes to fill, but look forward to having the opportunity of representing the people of Ormiston – and Belfast more widely – as a Councillor. I was born and raised in East Belfast, so know the challenges that it faces, but also the opportunities that it has. I look forward to making the lives of the people who live here better in any way that I can, and cannot wait to get stuck into the role.”

Councillor Brown said “I want to take this opportunity to offer thanks to my mentors, fellow councillors and City Hall staff who have helped me serve my constituents as best I can. Most of all, however, I want to thank the people of East Belfast for putting their trust in me to represent them. I am sure that they will offer the same level of support to my successor, Georgina Milne, who I am confident will serve them well.”