Motion ref. S6M-05176
Donald Manford's Retirement
Submitted by: Alasdair Allan, Na h-Eileanan an Iar, Scottish National Party.
Date lodged: Thursday, June 23, 2022
Supported by: Karen Adam, Clare Adamson, Jeremy Balfour, Colin Beattie, Siobhian Brown, Bob Doris, Jackie Dunbar, Annabelle Ewing, Fergus Ewing, Bill Kidd, Gillian Martin, Stuart McMillan, David Torrance, Evelyn Tweed
That the Parliament congratulates former Comhairle nan Eilean Siar councillor, Donald Manford, on his retirement; understands that Donald was first elected to represent the Barra and Vatersay ward in the 1999 local elections, and latterly the Barraigh, Bhatarsaigh, Eirisgeigh agus Uibhist a Deas ward until May 2022; recognises that Donald had served as Chair of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar’s Transportation committee and as leader of the SNP group on the council; notes his reputation as a popular councillor, and a passionate advocate for, and a fierce defender of, his own community; acknowledges the considerable contribution that he has made to political life in the Western Isles, and wishes him the best for a long and happy retirement.