[an error occurred while processing this directive]
BBC News
watch One-Minute World News
Last Updated: Monday, 2 July 2007, 15:24 GMT 16:24 UK
Robinson resigns from Castlereagh
Peter Robinson started political life in local government
Peter Robinson started political life in local government
Finance Minister Peter Robinson has resigned from Castlereagh Borough Council after 30 years.

The DUP deputy leader said he would seek the co-option of Lawrence Walker to replace him.

Mr Walker is a former local government officer with experience in the leisure sector and was an Irish League football manager.

Mr Robinson said as finance minister he did "not believe that it is appropriate that I remain in local government".

He added: "I started my political life in local government and I have found my period in council most rewarding and dare I say enjoyable. I will miss it very much."




RELATED INTERNET LINKS
The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites



FEATURES, VIEWS, ANALYSIS
Has China's housing bubble burst?
How the world's oldest clove tree defied an empire
Why Royal Ballet principal Sergei Polunin quit

PRODUCTS & SERVICES

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific