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After three terms on regional council, Peter Glensor leaving local politics

The deputy chair of the Greater Wellington Regional Council, Peter Glensor, is to stand down from local body politics in October after three terms on the council. The Wellingtonian reports that he has unequivocally ruled out standing for any other elected position.

Mr Glensor, who lives in Korokoro, has served for 13 years on the Hutt Valley District Health Board, seven as chairman, but he will not stand for re-election in October.

He is also the government-appointed deputy chairman of the Capital and Coast District Health Board but he said that position is in the hands of the Minister of Health.

Mr Glensor, who is 62, said he had always seen his political work as a community contribution rather than a career.

”I’ve been doing it for 18 years, do I still want to be doing it when I get my old age pension?’. It [the regional council and district health boards] is not a life-time job and I have never believed it is.”

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