Arlene Foster’s special adviser steps down after less than three months in role
At the time it was revealed her salary could have been up to £54,999.
However, a statement released on Monday evening confirmed that the Dungannon councillor left the role on May 4.
“It was a great privilege to serve as an adviser to Northern Ireland’s First Minister,” said Councillor Ashton.
“I stepped down last month to take up a role in the private sector and I will continue to serve the people of Dungannon as a DUP councillor.”
Thanking her for her time in the role, the First Minister described Ms Ashton as an “excellent special adviser”.
“Kim was an excellent special adviser and I give her my best wishes in her new role,” said Arlene Foster.
by Adam Morton, Local Democracy Reporter
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