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SHORTLIST UNVEILED FOR 2017 C’LLR AWARDS
Over 200 nominations received across England and Wales
The LGiU and CCLA are delighted to unveil the shortlist for the 2017 C’llr Achievement Awards.
The eighth annual Awards are the only national ceremony to celebrate the important work of councillors from across England and Wales that often goes unrecognised.
With over 200 nominations, a record amount for the Awards, competition was extremely tight again this year. The full shortlist is available on our website here and below. Some of the seven categories up for grabs include Leader of the Year, Young Councillor of the Year, and Finance and Transformation (sponsored by iESE).
Winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony, kindly supported by the City of London Corporation and Mears Group, which takes place on Tuesday November 7th (6.00-9.00pm) against the backdrop of the Guildhall’s Livery Hall in London. The winners will be selected by a group of judges made up of local government experts and councillors.
Jonathan Carr-West, Chief Executive, LGiU said: “Councils play a crucial role keeping our communities connected, and safe. Despite ever tightening budgets, they ensure that essential services are delivered on the ground, day after day. But this exemplary work of local government often goes unrecognised.
It is for this reason that we are proud to unveil the shortlist for our eighth annual C’llr Achievement Awards, celebrating the extraordinary achievements of councillors across England and Wales. The exceptional nominations we received this year remind us of the instrumental role that councillors play in our daily lives, making our communities places where we all want to live.
We are proud to honour the achievements of those shortlisted and look forward to showcasing the winners at the Awards ceremony in London in November.”
Notes to editors
The Local Government Information Unit (LGiU) is a think tank and membership body with over 200 councils and other organisations subscribing to our networks. We work to strengthen local democracy and put citizens in control of their own lives, communities and local services. For more information, visit lgiu.org.
This year’s C’llr Awards are made possible thanks to the generous support of our founding sponsors CCLA. CCLA is a leading specialist fund manager for local authorities and charities. When they began sponsoring the C’llr Achievement Awards they had 22 local authority accounts. Today they have 426 and this number is growing every month. They are owned by their clients – their mission is to serve the whole sector, regardless of size.
About the Awards
The LGiU’s eighth annual C’llr Awards ceremony celebrates the amazing work being done by councillors across England and Wales. Past winners can be found here. Rules for the Awards can be found here. Additional information on the C’llr Awards can be found here. Follow #CllrAwards17 #proudofmycllr for all updates.
2017 C’llr Awards Shortlist
Leader of the Year
Cllr Nickie Aiken, Westminster City Council
Cllr Muhammed Butt, London Borough of Brent Council
Cllr Peter Fleming, Sevenoaks District Council
Cllr John Fuller, South Norfolk District Council
Cllr Donna Jones, Portsmouth City Council
Cllr Louise McKinlay, Brentwood Council
Cllr Darren Rodwell, London Borough of Barking and Dagenham Council
Cllr Mohammed Amran, Bradford City Council
Cllr Karen Bellamy, London Borough of Waltham Forest Council
Cllr Emma Evans, Adur District Council
Cllr Anna King, Northampton Borough Council
Cllr Mark Shaw, Buckinghamshire County Council
Cllr Alison Teal, Sheffield City Council
Young Councillor of the Year
Cllr Natasha Airey, Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead Council
Cllr Hashim Bhatti, Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead Council
Cllr Matt Kelcher, London Borough of Brent Council
Cllr Magid Magid, Sheffield City Council
Cllr Lauren Mitchell, Ashfield Council
iESE’s Finance and Transformation Award
Cllr Chris Ready, Wigan Council
Cllr Janet Blake, Aylesbury Vale District Council
Cllr James Halden, Thurrock Council
Cllr Andy Malcolm, Luton City Council
Cllr Cherry Parker, Royal Borough of Greenwich Council
Health and Care Award
Cllr Paul Brant, Liverpool City Council
Cllr Mohammed Khan, Blackburn with Darwen Council
Cllr Susan Little, Thurrock Council
Cllr Maureen Worby, London Borough of Barking and Dagenham Council
Cllr Daniel Yates, Brighton & Hove Council
Technology and Digital Award
Cllr John Chilver, Buckinghamshire County Council
Cllr Paul Deach, Surrey Heath District Council
Cllr Mick Legg, Milton Keynes City Council
Cllr Peter Marland, Milton Keynes City Council
Place-shaping and Environment Award
Cllr Abi Brown, Stoke-on-Trent Council
Cllr Alan Clark, Nottingham City Council (in memoriam)
Cllr John Harbour, Burnley Council
Cllr Jayne McCoy, London Borough of Sutton Council
Cllr Paul Smith, Bristol City Council