VETERAN Labour Leeds City councillor Ted Hanley is to stand down ahead of the local in elections in May after 12 years representing residents in the Bramley and Stanningley ward.
Reflecting on his dozen years as a councillor, The 69-year-old grandfather-of-two said: “It has been quite hard work but a very rewarding experience.”
Julie Heselwood, 44, will be the new Labour candidate for the Bramley and Stannningley ward. The mother-of-two, of Weetwood, works as a tutor teaching law and negotiating skills for the Trades Union Congress and Leeds City College. She said: “Ted has done a great job for the people of Bramley. His are big shoes to fill.”