Executive Councillor Jimmy McGregor, a strong supporter of the Governor's political reforms, has sold his flat and will leave Hong Kong after the handover. 'I have no further political career here. My own time here is rapidly coming to an end,' he said last night. But he denied he was going because he had no confidence in Hong Kong. 'The economy is strong and Hong Kong will continue to fly. But the political life will be more difficult.' Mr McGregor came to Hong Kong in 1951. He was in the then Commerce and Industry Department for 22 years before joining the General Chamber of Commerce in 1973. He was a legislator and represented the chamber from 1988 until 1995 when he joined the Executive Council. He was not re-elected as a chamber council member in 1994 because he supported Mr Patten's reforms. He said that, at 72, it was time to retire. 'I would have gone already if I had not been appointed an Executive Councillor.' According to the declaration of interests of Exco members, he has two houses overseas - in Tunbridge Wells, southern England, and Vancouver. Mr McGregor, who has a wife and two grown children, has not decided where to settle. He lives in South Bay. He sold his flat last year and moved to another in the same block.