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  • Michelle Weir (Local Democracy Reporter)

ANBCouncil extends condolences to family after sudden death of Cllr Glenn Finlay



Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council has confirmed the death of Dunsilly Councillor Glenn Finlay this morning (Thursday 16 June).


A statement issued by the local authority said:


“The council is sorry to learn of the passing of Councillor Glenn Finlay. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this difficult time.”



Cllr Finlay was one of 12 new councillors elected to Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council in 2019.


He was elected as an Alliance representative in the Dunsilly Electoral Area and was the party’s vice-chair.


However, he has represented Dunsilly since December 2021 as an independent member since he was reportedly suspended from the Alliance Party.



A spokesperson for the Alliance Party said:


“We are shocked by the sudden death of Glenn Finlay. We would ask people respect the privacy of his family at this very difficult time and we extend to them our sincerest condolences.”


In September, Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council lost Macedon DUP Cllr Paul Hamill who reportedly died from Covid.


Cllr Hamill was elected in 2014 and was mayor from 2017 until 2018.