May 9, 2011
Dems choose new leader on Burnham-On-Sea Town Council
and Highbridge Liberal Democrats have chosen a new Town Council
leader in the wake of last week's elections.
Cllr Phil Harvey, pictured, who is a newly-elected Lib Dem councillor
in the Burnham East ward, has been unanimously backed by the party
to take on the role.
It comes after former leader Joe Leach lost his Burnham Marine
town council seat in last week's local elections, as reported
here by Burnham-On-Sea.com.
Phil will therefore lead the Lib Dems on Burnham and Highbridge
Town Council from its first meeting next Monday (May 16th).
Phil grew up in Burnham and his teaching work took him around
the country, finishing as deputy headteacher of a girls
high school in Essex.
After retirement he returned to Somerset and now lives in Burnham.
From 1979 until 2005, he was a councillor in Chelmsford and also
served five years as its leader of council. Phil told Burnham-On-Sea.com
he is looking forward to serving Burnham.
Full results of Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge local elections