I would like to take this opportunity to thank the people of Horsfield Ward in Pendle for their support over the past 13 years.
It has been a privilege to represent them and I will miss what has been a significant and important part of my life.
I had initially intended to step down last year but when it became clear my husband’s health was improving (he was undergoing radiotherapy this time last year) I agreed to stay on as a councillor.
I wish luck to my successor. They will certainly find a hospitable community to work within.