Former council leader quits

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ONE of Sheffield Council’s longest serving members who led the authority for three years is standing down at the May election next year.

Liberal Democrat Coun Peter Moore, who represents Graves Park, has been a member of the council for 21 years.

He was council leader between 1999 and 2002, resigning when the Lib Dems lost power to Labour.

Coun Moore was succeeded as Lib Dem leader by Paul Scriven, under whom the party regained control from 2008 to 2011.

He is one of eight Lib Dems retiring.

Five have already declared they are standing down.

They are Stannington’s Arthur Dunworth, current Lord Mayor Sylvia Dunkley who represents Eccesall, Crookes councillor Brian Holmes, Ali Qadar, who represents Nether Edge, and John Knight, representing Fulwood.

Two more councillors standing down are Louise McCann, who represents Beauchief and Greenhill and Kath Chadwick, in West Ecclesfield.