Long serving Morley councillor steps down

Hazel Bradley
Hazel Bradley

A former Mayoress of Morley is stepping down from the town council after 12 years.

Hazel Bradley was one of the first townspeople to be elected when the council was first established in 2000, and has served the Scatcherd ward for the last 12 years.

Hazel first served alongside her late husband Derek as deputy Mayoress in 2003/04, before subsequently becoming Mayoress herself.

Despite Derek’s death in September 2010, Hazel chose to stand again as councillor for a further four years just months later.

In her time in office, she also sat on the Highways and Transportation Committee and Civic Duties Committee.

Hazel said: “Being Mayoress gave me the opportunity to meet with children and adults across the whole of Morley and see for myself all the marvellous qualities, talents and skills that the people of Morley have.

“I’d like to put on record my heartfelt thanks for the support of former and present town council colleagues, especially those from the Morley Borough Independents who have served alongside me.

“Although retiring from local politics, I intend to help whenever necessary with future events organised by the Town Council for the people of the town.”