Sandwell councillor resigns after 10 years

By Jamie Brassington | Sandwell | Politics | Published:

A ward councillor has resigned from his position on Sandwell Council after a 10-year spell.

Steve Trow, inset, and Sandwell Council House

Steve Trow, 70, says he has stepped down as Old Warley ward councillor, in Oldbury, due to "personal circumstances and family matters".

Mr Trow said he hopes to have made "a difference" to a "great place which has some really good people".

He also feels it is time to let someone else take the reins while he focuses on other interests including writing and research.

A career highlight of Mr Trow saw him carry out a two-month stint as Sandwell Council leader last year, replacing Steve Eling who has been suspended by the Labour Party.

Mr Trow stepped down as leader in May 2019, citing personal circumstances and family obligations at that time.

He says these have become greater, forcing his resignation from the council.

Mr Trow, who was born in West Bromwich but now lives in Oldbury, has been a Labour Party member for more than 45 years.

He said: "I am sad to be stepping down as ward councillor. I will remain a Labour Party member."

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