A Lindfield man has swapped delivering morning papers for local politics.
Ian Wilson, 68, has taken up a vacancy at Lindfield Parish Council.
A spokesman for Mid Sussex Labour said: “At 68, Ian Wilson just cannot stop serving Lindfield. After five years delivering morning papers locally Ian will move into local politics.
“Last week Ian was elected unopposed to Lindfield Parish Council to take up the vacancy there.
“He will join fellow Labour Party member Judy Durrant on the council.”
Ian said he was ‘delighted’ to take up the role: “I’m delighted to become a parish councillor and look forward to working with all councillors for the benefit of all Lindfield residents.
“I’ve lived here for more than 30 years and as a paper boy and lollipop man I know what a vibrant, happy community we have.
“I shall do my best to listen to Lindfield people and represent their interests in making Lindfield flourish.”
Greg Mountain, Haywards Heath Labour Party, congratulated Ian on his success and said: “We have a great local team and Ian’s election reflects their hard work.
“Ian was the right choice and we know he will work hard for Lindfield people and will make a great councillor.”