Lincolnshire

New chairman for Lincolnshire County Council

Lincolnshire County Council has elected a new chairman for the next year.

Councillor Tony Bridges has worked at the authority for the last six years and was vice-chairman in the last year.

He was appointed as the council’s 34th chairman at an annual meeting in May.

Councillor Bridges, who represents Louth North, aims to use his position to promote skills development and more employment opportunities.

“I’m greatly looking forward to serving as chairman,” he said. “I’m also looking forward to the chance to meet people and organisations throughout Lincolnshire.

“I’m very keen to promote the county and many of its unique attractions, making it even better known and helping to bring in more tourists.”

He will also be supporting the British Heart Foundation as his chosen charity.