Friday, 20 August 2010

Labour’s Kathy Pearce elected as Group Leader on District Council

Following the death of Roger Lavers, the Sedgemoor District Labour Group has elected Hamp Ward Councillor, Kathy Pearce as their new Leader.

Kathy stood as Labour’s candidate in the General Election held earlier this year and has represented the Bridgwater Hamp ward on Sedgemoor District Council for 11 years. She grew up in the Hamp ward, has always lived in Bridgwater and alongside her Council duties, currently works supporting parents and carers of children with special educational needs.

Commenting on her appointment, Kathy said “Roger’s untimely death has left a big gap in the Labour Group and big shoes to for me to fill but I will do my best to match the high standard of leadership he set. I am committed to continuing to fight for Bridgwater’s interests in the face of recent decisions made by Sedgemoor District Council which have been to the detriment of the town. We in the Labour Group will do everything that we can to protect our local services in the face of stringent cuts which will affect the weak and vulnerable in our society disproportionately."

The new deputy leader of the Sedgemoor District Labour group is to be Cllr Julian Taylor (left) who represents the Bridgwater Eastover ward.

Shaun O’Byrne
Bridgwater Labour Party
01278 732704

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