September 26, 2022
London, Ont. mayor Ed Holder announces retirement ahead of next municipal election

London, Ont., mayor Ed Holder has announced his plans to retire from politics after 14 years in the profession and not seek a second term as mayor in the municipal election in October.

“The opportunity to serve as mayor has truly been the honour of a lifetime. I’ve often said that mine is the best job anyone could ever hope to have, serving the greatest city in the world,” said Holder.

“As I prepare to enjoy life beyond politics, I take great pride in this council’s accomplishments. Together, we have made historic investments in support of our most vulnerable, along with transformative changes to London’s transit system. Our economy is the strongest anywhere in Ontario, and we’re among the fastest-growing cities in Canada,” he said.

The opportunity to serve as Mayor has truly been the honour of a life-time. In the meantime, there is still much important work to accomplish between now and the election. I remain fully committed to my responsibilities, and duties. #ldnont

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