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LONG-serving Havant councillor Ann Buckley has announced she is stepping down in May.

Lib Dem Cllr Buckley has represented Leigh Park and Bedhampton on Hampshire County Council for more than eight years.

She was also a councillor for Bedhampton on Havant Borough Council until 2011.

The grandmother-of-two said: ‘It’s been good to see funding in the Havant area. I campaigned hard to keep a secondary school in West Leigh and it was wonderful to attend the opening of the new buildings. The work at Park Community School is also progressing well.

‘During my eight years, I’ve been very involved with the Oak Park site as a member of the Health Committee. As a housing professional I am delighted with the support for the well-being campus and particularly the extra care housing which will be a great resource for older residents.’

Cllr Buckley said she plans to stay involved in community life by championing the cause of Langstone Harbour and health issues.