In­de­pen­dent group holds club din­ner

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - ROUNDABOUT -

ASH­FORD In­de­pen­dent As­so­ci­a­tion held its an­nual din­ner at the El­wick Club. Guest speaker was Mag­gie Sul­li­van, head of the In­de­pen­dent sec­tion of the Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment As­so­ci­a­tion (LGA), at­tend­ing on be­half of Cllr Keith Ross, leader of the In­de­pen­dent group at the LGA. She re­ported that more than five per cent of all lo­cal author­ity coun­cil­lors in Eng­land and Wales are In­de­pen­dent, with some be­ing con­trolled by In­de­pen­dent groups. She out­lined the work of the In­de­pen­dent group sec­tion at the LGA which in­cludes rais­ing the profile of In­de­pen­dent coun­cil­lors.

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