Ever wondered what a Borough Councillor's role entails?

Ever wondered what a Borough Councillor's role entails?
I did! I was elected as a Councillor for the Lynn South & West ward of the Borough Council of King's Lynn & West Norfolk on 5th May 2011.

A little bit about me:
I have lived in South Lynn for 7 years with my wife and work locally for the Norfolk Primary Care Trust as an IT Manager.

I am a Labour Councillor and whilst the local Labour group made some encouraging gains in the May elections (moving from 4 councillors to 13) we are still very much a minority opposition as the Tories hold 42 of the 64 council seats.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

A week of form filling

The first council meetings don't take place until next week (an induction for new councillors on 17th May and the first full council meeting on 19th May) and much of the first few days of being a Borough Councillor have been spent catching up with missed work and filling in various forms to be sent back to the Council.

Have had to miss the first full meeting of the Local Labour Group which will have determined the group leader and nominated members to sit on various committees etc - had a pre-existing arrangement in London in the early evening that just couldn't be re-arranged.

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