Cllr Awards 2023: Meet the Judges

Cllr Awards 2023: Meet the Judges

Every year, we receive hundreds of nominations for exceptional councillors from all over England, Wales, and Scotland. The winners are selected by our expert panel of judges, drawn from across the local government sector.

We are proud to unveil our prestigious and independent judging panel.

The judges: England & Wales

Cllr Phil Broadhead

Chair, Conservative Councillor Association

Chris Clarkson MP

Member of Parliament for Heywood & Middleton

Colin Copus

Director Emeritus of the Local Governance Research Unit in the Department of Politics and Public Policy, De Montfort University

Cllr Mariam Dawood

Councillor, London Borough of Newham
Young Councillor of the Year, 2022

Cllr Kevin Guy

Leader of the Council, Liberal Democrat Group Leader, Member Advocate for Armed Forces and Veterans, Bath & North East Somerset Council

Cllr Richard Kemp CBE

Deputy Lord Mayor of Liverpool

Cllr Carl Les

Finance Spokesman, County Councillor Network

Cllr Michael Payne

Nottinghamshire County Council
Chair, LGIU

Aimée Scott

Client Services Manager, CCLA Investment Management

Hannah Stevens

Director, ElectHer

The judges: Scotland

Malcolm Burr

Chief Executive, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

Kim Fellows

Commissioning Editor, Scotland

Cllr Euan Jardine

Leader, Scottish Borders Council

Heather Lamont

Client Investments Director, CCLA Investment Management

Cllr Connor McManus

Councillor for Penicuik, Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care
Young Councillor of the Year, 2022

Cllr David Macdonald

Councillor, East Renfrewshire Council

Professor James Mitchell

Professor of Public Policy

Cllr Shona Morrison

President, Convention of Scottish Local Authorities

Kelly Watson

Head of Local Government Relationships, CCLA Investment Management

This year’s Awards are only possible thanks to the generous support of our founding partners CCLA.

CCLA is a leading specialist fund manager for local authorities and charities. When they began sponsoring the Cllr Awards they had 22 local authority client accounts. Today they have over 700 and this number is growing every month. CCLA are owned by their clients – their mission is to serve the whole sector, regardless of size. | [email protected]