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New citizen award goes to former Otley town mayor Christine Campbell
8:00am Friday 1st November 2013 in Local news
A new award for residents who have made an “outstanding contribution” to Otley and the Liberal Democrats has been presented to a former town mayor.
Christine Campbell received the inaugural Millie Stott Award last weekend at the annual lunch of Otley and Yeadon Liberal Democrats, held at Otley Golf Club.
The award is named in honour of the late Millie Stott who, like Mrs Campbell, was a Lib Dem town councillor for many years.
It was presented by Honorary Alderman Dr Graham Kirkland and MP Greg Mulholland (Lib Dem, Leeds North West), while Mrs Stott’s daughter and son-in-law, Wendy and Peter Brown, looked on.
MP Greg Mulholland (Lib Dem, Leeds North West) said: “Like Millie Stott, Christine Campbell is a stalwart of local politics, a dedicated servant to Otley and is a lifelong Liberal who has done so much for so many people.
“She cares passionately about the ability of community politics to improve things for local people and has a record of action second to none – and also helped many Liberals and Lib Dems get elected to public office, including me.
“I am extremely grateful for her support and guidance.”
Born in the town, Mrs Campbell served on the town council for 28 years, twice serving as mayor, before stepping down in 2011. She remains active in the local party.
Chairman of Leeds North West Liberal Democrats Ray Georgeson MBE said: “We decided to honour party stalwart Millie Stott with a new award in her name, for outstanding contribution to the party over many years.
“Christine fully deserves the Millie Stott Award 2013 and it was very special having this presented to her in the presence of Millie’s daughter and son-in-law, Wendy and Peter.”
Hon Alderman Kirkland added: “Christine’s contribution to Otley and the Lib Dems has been immense. As a huge friend and colleague of Millie’s, there could not be more fitting winner of the inaugural Millie Stott Award.”
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