East Devon District Council: new chairman voted in
PUBLISHED: 09:06 22 May 2017
TWO councillors have been handed high-ranking positions on the district council.
Long-serving Axminster Councillor, Andrew Moulding was appointed East Devon District Council’s chairman while Honiton councillor Phil Twiss was made the deputy leader at the authority’s annual meeting on Monday.
Sidmouth councillor Stuart Hughes passed over his chairman chains after two years in the post and congratulated Cllr Moulding, who has been Devon County Council’s chairman for the last year.
Cllr Moulding, who has been a councillor for 30 years, said: “I have the great pleasure of thanking all those who have put me in this position. This is a very proud moment.”
Honiton’s David Key won a vote as the authority’s vice chairman against Axminster Councillor Douglas Hull.
Cllr Key said: “I will do my best to support the chairman and up hold the integrity of the council in these very changing and challenging times.”
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