by Gareth Wilson on 18 May, 2012
Haddenham councillor Gareth Wilson has been elected leader
of the nine-strong Liberal Democrat group on East Cambridgeshire District
The election was held at the group’s annual general meeting
on 12 May. Littleport West councillor Neil Morrison was elected Deputy
Leader, and will also retain the position of group chairman.
Cllr Wilson has represented Haddenham ward on the District
Council for the past nine years and also sits on Haddenham Parish Council.
Cllr Morrison has been a Littleport councillor for over 15 years.
Cllr Wilson said: “I am grateful to my colleagues for
honouring me with this responsibility, and will do all I can to fulfil their
expectations. The Liberal Democrats in East Cambridgeshire have a long
history of campaigning for services that provide benefits to all sections of
the community, and we look forward to continuing with those aims.”
The Liberal Democrats are the official opposition to the
Conservative administration on East Cambridgeshire District Council. The
Conservatives have 25 councillors to the Liberal Democrats’ nine.