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Thursday, May 19, 2022

Tribute paid to ‘dedicated and diligent’ former Ballymoney Mayor

North Antrim MLAs Mervyn Storey & Philip McGuigan have paid tribute to former Ballymoney Mayor Frank Campbell, who sadly passed away today (Friday, July 16) at Antrim Hospital.

Mr Campbell – involved in local politics since 1993 – represented the DUP on Ballymoney Borough Council, before transitioning on to the new ‘super-council’ Causeway Coasts and Glens.

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During 25 years as a local Councillor, Frank held the position as Mayor on three separate occasions before finally standing down in 2019.

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Local DUP MLA and past Ballymoney Councillor Mervyn Storey, has paid tribute to Mr Campbell.

“It was with sadness that I learned today of the passing of a dear friend and colleague Frank Campbell.

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“Frank always had a welcoming smile and a very pleasant personality,” the North Antrim MLA said speaking fondly.

“He was a dedicated and diligent public servant. I had the privilege to serve with him on Ballymoney Borough Council for almost 15 years.

I saw first hand how he worked for the interests of his constituents and the good of everyone in the Borough.

“He faithfully served as a DUP councillor and was elected Mayor, an office that he served with honour. He also was on many other committees during his time of office and was diligent in all his responsibilities.

“We extend to his son Alastair and his family our sympathy and assure them of our thoughts and prayers at this time of great loss.”

Speaking about the death of former DUP councillor Frank Campbell Sinn fèin MLA Philip McGuigan also said:

“I had known and worked with Frank since I was first elected to Ballymoney council in 2001 and later in the causeway coast and Glens council.

‘Frank was a gentleman, a hard working and dedicated elected representative and I held him in high regard.

“He was a very decent man, very constructive and he worked on many projects that benefited lots of local people.

“I am saddened to hear of his passing and extend my condolences to his family, colleagues and many friends.”

Mr Campbell’s funeral will take place on Sunday, with burial at the Ballymoney Cemetery.

Our thoughts are with the family at this sad time.

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