Laura Sharman 10 September 2019

Welsh council leader makes May’s outgoing honours list

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The leader of Newport City Council, Debbie Wilcox, is to become a peer under Theresa May’s Resignation Honours List.

Baroness Wilcox, who is also the leader of the Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA), has been recognised for her outstanding contribution to local government and education.

‘This much-deserved honour is recognition of her commitment and considerable contribution. Since she first took the helm at the WLGA, Debbie has worked tirelessly to champion local democracy and promote local government at every possible opportunity,’ said cllr Andrew Morgan, WLGA presiding officer.

‘She’s a great communicator and is vociferous in her defence of local democracy and accountability, which I’m sure she will continue to actively advocate upon taking her seat in the House of Lords.’

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