Lord Mayor Magid Magid to stand down in May’s local elections

Magid Magid, the youngest ever Green party councillor for Sharrow Vale and Broomhill, will be leaving his Lord Mayor position to focus on new projects.

Magid’s statement said: “One of the reasons I wanted to be councillor was to play a more active role in my community and represent those voices that I believed weren’t being represented in the council.

“It’s an absolute honour and pleasure to represent the amazing, dynamic, diverse ward of Broomhill and Sharrow Vale and work alongside so many incredible green councillors and volunteers. I will continue to do that to the best of my ability until my term ends in 2019.

“I have gained a lot of experience in the past couple of years that I would now like to use in other projects which means I won’t have the time commit to being a councillor. As a result and after a lot of deliberation, I have decided not to put myself forward for selection as a candidate for the council elections in May.

“Regardless of what I do post-May I will always have my community and Sheffield at the heart of it. I look forward to working hard as a ward councillor and Lord Mayor for the remaining months of my term. No thanks could be enough to give to all you wonderful people for all your love and support.”

The elections will take place in May this year.

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