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Councillor Russell B Hamilton announces resignation

Councillor Russell B Hamilton has decided to resign as member for Pontrilas Ward, with effect from midnight on 1 October 2013. 

A by election will be held and more information will be available in due course.

Councillor Tony Johnson, leader of Herefordshire Council, said: “On a professional and personal level, I would like to say how sad I am at Councillor Hamilton’s decision to leave the council.

“He is without doubt the hardest working councillor serving at present.  I think it is unlikely that the people of Herefordshire will ever understand the difference he has made for them over the past few years.

“At a personal level he has been a great friend not just to me but to the officers with whom he has worked.  His dedication and friendship will be missed.”