Sutton Liberal Democrats have one of most impressive records of success anywhere in the UK – not only at winning and keeping control of Sutton Council (25th anniversary celebrated last year), not only at winning Parliamentary elections (two MPs in the borough, both Liberal Democrat) but also at pioneering many excellent environmental policies. Oh, and darn fine organisers of raffles too.
For the last decade Sean Brennan has been Leader of the Council, but this week he has announced that he will be standing down:
Coun Brennan, a former teacher first elected as a Sutton ward councillor in 1986 and who became leader in 2002, will still represent Sutton Central ward as a councillor.
Explaining his decision to step down, Coun Brennan said: “It’s been a real privilege to serve the community I have lived in for so many years and to meet such a wide range of dedicated and inspiring people”…
The Liberal Democrat group will elect his successor at their group meeting this weekend, with deputy leader Ruth Dombey expected to assume the role.
Congratulations on all you’ve achieved with your team Sean.