Councillor to step down at election

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CARNOUSTIE councillor and Depute Provost of Angus Peter Murphy is to stand down at this year’s forthcoming local election.

Councillor Murphy has been a member of Angus Council for 13 years but will not be running in May’s vote.

And now the Angus Labour Party has selected Hamid Rasheed to contest for a place on the council during the poll after he was chosen as the candidate at a meeting in Arbroath last month.

Hamid works for Perth and Kinross Council as an information officer and said: “I am proud to have been selected to stand for election in May.

“Peter has worked very hard for Carnoustie and will be a hard act to follow. I pledge to continue fighting for the public services the people of Carnoustie deserve.”

Meanwhile Councillor Murphy has full faith that Hamid would do a good job for the people of Carnoustie if elected.

He added: “I am absolutely delighted to hear that Hamid has been selected as the Scottish Labour Candidate for Carnoustie and District.

“I have known him for a number of years and have been very impressed by his commitment and concern to do as much as he can to improve the lives of people in the community – particularly those who are disadvantaged and need support.”