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Council Chairman re-elected for third term

Fenland District Council has re-elected Councillor Alex Miscandlon to serve the district as Chairman for a third consecutive term.

Council Chair and Vice-Chair 2022

Council Chair and Vice-Chair 2022

Cllr Miscandlon, who is ward councillor for Benwick, Eastrea and Coates, was unanimously elected for the 2022/23 civic year by his fellow councillors at the Annual Council meeting on Thursday, 12 May.

Cllr Nick Meekins, ward councillor for Peckover (Wisbech), was also elected as Vice-Chairman for the year, following the resignation of Cllr Rob Skoulding from the role due to ill health.

Welcoming his appointment, Cllr Miscandlon said: "Thank you to everyone who voted me to this position once again, to serve the Council as Chairman for another 12 months. I do will my best to uphold the standards set and hope that we have a very successful year."

"I would like to formally thank and acknowledge Cllr Skoulding for undertaking his duties as Vice-Chairman from the year 2020 to date."

Accepting his role, Cllr Meekins said: "Thank you to all my fellow members for this great opportunity of being Vice-Chairman for the next year; I will support Alex in whatever ways I can. Whilst I look forward to carrying out the role there is a tinge of regret that the reason for me being able to carry out this job is due to the ill health of Cllr Skoulding. I hope that he continues his recovery, and we carry on seeing him for many, many years to come."

Cllr Skoulding thanked Cllr Miscandlon for giving him the opportunity of being Vice-Chairman, saying it has been "a fantastic couple of years", and thanked the Council's Member Services team for their support.

Article date: May 2022

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