Mayor’s farewell as Cooper and McCann step down
Mayor Brian Tierney bade farewell to two members of the Council who have stepped down from their role as at Thursday’s Full Council meeting.
The Mayor said: “I would like to say a fond farewell to Councillor McCann as he departs from his duties as a local Councillor. I spoke to Colr McCann just before he released his statement to say he was stepping down and I was sorry to hear he was. I was particularly sorry to hear he was stepping down due to health conditions.
“I, like all Councillors, would like to wish Colr McCann all the best for the future and thank him for all of his efforts through all of the decades in all of the work he has done on behalf of the people across this city and district and further afield.
“I would also like to pay tribute to Michael Cooper from Sinn Féin who is stepping down as well. Colr Cooper has been on this Council for 10 years, he has been an elected representative for 10 years on behalf of Sinn Féin and the people of Northlands/ Foyleside area. Like Councillor McCann I wish Councillor Cooper well in his endeavours as he takes on new roles both privately and within his own party.”
Mayor Tierney wished both Mr McCann and Mr Cooper the very best on behalf of all members.
By Gillian Anderson
Local Democracy Reporter