Newly elected Northamptonshire County Council Chairman, Cllr Dudley Hughes will be supporting two charities during his term in office.
Cllr Hughes will endorse Northamptonshire Macmillan Cancer Support as well as the Nene Valley Care Trust, which aims to support young people leaving local authority care in Northamptonshire and the wider Nene Valley area.
Cllr Hughes said:
“I am delighted to offer my support to these two wonderful charities through my role as Chairman of Northamptonshire County Council.
“Over the years they have done some amazing work and I am honoured to be able to help them during this term.”
The Conservative member for Raunds was first elected in 2009 and is married to current county council cabinet member Cllr Sylvia Hughes.
After teaching for many years in the UK and Africa, Cllr Hughes used his experience to chair the scrutiny committee for children, learning and education and is pleased the committee continues to make a contribution to improving the care for more than 1,000 of our looked after children and to education standards in the county.
The vice chairman for 2017 to 2018 is Cllr Stephen Legg, who was also first elected in 2009 and represents the Riverside Park ward in Northampton.
He went to Northampton School for Boys and graduated from Nottingham University with an engineering degree. After a period at ICI and teaching at Northampton College of technology he joined his family firm organising large-scale outdoor events.
Cllr Legg has been nationally involved in government bodies concerning issues such as safety at sports grounds and the organisation of industry wide trade associations.