Cllr Awards 2023: The Winners

We are delighted to announce the winners of the 2023 LGIU & CCLA Cllr Awards! Congratulations to all the winners for their outstanding work and tireless efforts in serving their communities.

The winners of each category have truly made a positive impact on the lives of their constituents and have shown exceptional leadership skills. We are proud to recognize their contributions and celebrate their achievements.

We extend our warmest congratulations to the winners and all the finalists for their commitment to public service and leadership. Thank you for your dedication and hard work in making a difference in your communities.

Relive the ceremony:

Community Champion

Cllr Hannah Perkin

Swale Borough Council
Cllr Perkin is committed to her community, is involved in local projects and charities, and represents her residents’ voices in the council.

Leader of the Year

Cllr Tim Oliver

Surrey County Council
As leader of Surrey County Council Cllr Oliver has headed up transformational changes which have brought the Council back to financial stability and had significant positive impact for residents.

Lifetime Legend

Lord Gary Porter CBE

Formerly South Holland District Council
Lord Porter’s 20-year leadership in South Holland brought about significant economic growth and opportunity for residents and he has also made a lasting contribution to the wider local government sector.

Young Councillor of the Year

Cllr Saqlain Choudry

London Borough of Brent
Councillor Choudry supports residents, leading initiatives to tackle food poverty, empowering young people, championing diverse communities, and lobbying for change.

Resilience Champion

Cllr Connie Nolan

Canterbury City Council
Cllr Nolan assisted the displaced Ukrainian people and their hosts to settle well into Canterbury, and is highly regarded by both the Canterbury and Ukrainian communities due to her friendly nature and dedication to engaging with individuals and groups despite language barriers and her busy schedule.

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Thanks to our founding partners, CCLA

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]

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Our resources, innovative research and connections are relied on by colleagues across the globe. We do our best for them, so that they can do their best for our communities.