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Thursday 12 February 2015

Cheshire East Leader and Cabinet members nominated for awards


Three leading members of Cheshire East Council have been nominated for national local government awards.

Councillor Michael Jones, Leader of the Council, is in the running for the Leader of the Year prize in the 2015 C’llr Achievement Awards.

Councillor Don Stockton, Cabinet member in charge of housing and jobs, is a contender in the Neighbourhood Planner of the Year category.

And Councillor Rachel Bailey, Cabinet member in charge of safeguarding children and adults, is on the shortlist for the Partnership Achievement of the Year award.

The C’llr Awards are organised by the Local Government Information Unit, a think tank which publishes C’llr magazine. It is backed by CCLA, a fund manager for charities, faith organisations, and local authorities.

The aim of the awards is to ‘honour the hard work of councillors from across the country that often goes unrecognised’.

Councillor Jones said: “Being in politics is not about personal awards, it’s about achieving things for residents.

“The real reward for me is to serve the people of Cheshire East by bringing them more jobs, better education and longer, healthier lives in the North West’s best place to live.

“People should not become councillors for personal gratification.”

The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in March.

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