Councillor’s Afghan tour prompts reshuffle

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DUP councillor Billy Ball is to take over as Chairman of the council’s Policy and Governance Committee following the resignation of his party colleague, Thomas Hogg.

Councillor Hogg, who serves with the Territorial Army and will soon be departing for a tour in Afghanistan, has also given notice of his resignation from Newtownabbey Road Safety Committee.

At their Planning and Consultation Committee meeting on Monday evening, councillors agreed that alderman Ball take over as Chair of the Policy and Governance Committee, and councillor Jackie Mann should fill the post of Vice Chair.

Councillor Dineen Walker agreed to take councillor Hogg’s place on the Road Safety Committee until his return.