A new Chair and vice Chair have been elected for Cumbria County Council's Allerdale Local Committee.
At the committee's first meeting since the June 4th local elections, Cllr Gerald Humes, Labour member for Moorclose, was elected the new Chair.
Cllr Eric Nicholson, Conservative member for Cockermouth East, was elected Vice Chair.
Cllr Humes has been a county councillor since 1997 and has been both Chair and Vice Chair of Allerdale Local Committee in the past.
Cllr Humes said:
"I'm proud to take up this position once again and will be doing all I can to fight Allerdale's corner locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.
"West Cumbria is entering into an exciting new phase of transformation and the local committee will play an important part in that.
"A quarter of the councillors on Allerdale Local Committee are new to the county council, so there has been an injection of fresh ideas and fresh perspectives, but at the same time we have retained a good deal of experience and knowledge.
"Last year the local committee delivered grants worth a quarter of a million pounds to over 250 different community groups. We will be continuing that work as well as mangaging the highways budget locally."
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