The future of the Conservative Party in Lichfield and Burntwood is in excellent hands, according to a local councillor.
Ben Rayner with Lichfield District Council leader Mike Wilcox
Cllr Joseph Powell, who represents Little Aston and Stonnall, believes the election of young-guns Ben Rayner, Olivia Joy Shepherd and Beth Fisher proves that the future is bright for the party in the area. He also welcomed a rise in the number of female councillors.
Cllr Joseph Powell
Cllr Powell said: “We wanted to recruit younger people who’re comfortable with technology to stand for council elections. “As a council, I believe we’re now 20 years younger than we were in the previous session. We’re also now 25 per cent female – I know that is not the 50 per cent you’re supposed to have, but things are getting better. “For example, there is a picture gallery going to back to 1898 at the council and the first three or four photos shows a group of male politicians with a solitary lady.”

Lewis Deakin

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One reply on “Councillor: Future is bright for Conservatives in Lichfield and Burntwood”

  1. This may be progress in one direction but the proportion of councillors attending meetings is still below half…what comment do you have to say on that Councillor Powell?

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