Sir Jeffrey said,
“The circumstances of this co-option are at the forefront of our mind. Our late colleague John Finlay was a sterling representative for the area. I am delighted that someone of Mervyn’s calibre will continue that great work.
Mervyn is rooted in the Ballymoney community and will be a first class advocate for the people of Ballymoney.”
Commenting Mervyn Storey said,
“The passing of my friend and colleague Alderman John Finlay left us all with a great sense of sadness and loss. John had faithfully served on Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council since it came into operation.
It will therefore be a daunting task to fill the vacancy following John's death. We continue to remember Linda and the girls in prayer.
I first entered public life in 2001 being elected to Ballymoney Borough Council and it will be an honour to return to continue serving the people of Ballymoney.
Cllr John McAuley DUP Council Group lead said,
“I welcome Mervyn to the DUP Council group on Causeway Coast and Glens and we look forward to working with him. He has been a dedicated public servant for over 2 decades and brings to the Council a wealth of experience and knowledge.”
Note to editors
Photo attached of Cllr Mervyn Storey with Mrs Linda Finlay and Cllr John McAuley.