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The Conservatives will be able to call on “new ideas” after welcoming a trio of new councillors.
Ben Rayner, Olivia Shepherd and Beth Fisher were all elected to Lichfield District Council as the Tories secured 41 of the 47 available seats in Lichfield and Burntwood.
And Cllr Mike Wilcox was quick to highlight the benefits of his trio of fresh-faced representatives.
He said: “It’s great to have some younger people on board, as well as having the experience we need new, young blood to come onto the council and give us new ideas.”
Conservative councillor Helen Fisher – who saw her 19-year-old daughter Beth elected too – believes the new youthful representatives will be a welcome addition to the local authority.
“We have been absolutely crying out for younger councillors,” she said. “This could be really good for Lichfield District.”