Mother and daughter appointed as leader and chairman of Burntwood Town Council

The leader of Burntwood Town Council said she was proud to see her daughter sworn-in as chairman of the authority.

Beth and Helen Fisher

Beth and Helen Fisher

Cllr Beth Fisher has stepped up from her role as vice-chairman for the coming year.

The move follows her mum, Cllr Helen Fisher, becoming leader of the controlling Conservative group in recent days.

Cllr Fisher Jnr has swapped roles with Cllr Pam Stokes, who becomes the new vice-chairman.

“She was not pushed in at the deep end – she has jumped in at the deep end since becoming a councillor,” Cllr Fisher Snr said. “She has done lots already in her life that we as parents are proud of and this is another one of those things.”

The new chairman means a female clean sweep in the senior roles at the council after Cllr Diane Evans became leader of the opposition group.

Labour colleague Cllr Sue Woodward said the timing of Cllr Fisher’s appointment as chair at a meeting of the council last night (May 18) was apt.

“I thank Cllr Stokes for her efforts over the past year and wish the new chairman the very best for the year ahead,” she said. “We also welcome Cllr Fisher as the new leader and Cllr Evans as leader of the opposition group.

“It’s the first time this council has seen four women in the four senior positions.

“With it being 25 years since the first Brit went into space – a woman – we can only assume the sky is now the limit for this council.”

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1 Comment

  1. Interesting

    21st May, 2016 at 1:58 pm

    Good to see, it’s not just jobs for the boys.

    There are plenty for the girls, also.