Mid and East Antrim Borough Council’s Deputy Mayor says her appointment to the National Executive of a body which represents local councillors across the UK is “a great honour”.
Councillor Beth Adger MBE is the first woman from Northern Ireland to be elected to the role of Vice-President of the National Association of Councillors (NAC), and has pledged to use her influential position to ‘give a voice to Mid and East Antrim Borough at a UK level’.
The National Association of Councillors represents elected members in all types of local authorities and from all political persuasions in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Run by councillors, the organisation was first formed in London’s Caxton Hall in April 1959 and campaigns for equal opportunities for all its members on issues such as allowances, pension entitlement and training courses.
Cllr Adger was elected to the position of Vice-President of the UK body of the NAC at a meeting this week of the Executive Committee, which took place in Carrickfergus Civic Centre.
Commenting on her new appointment, Cllr Adger said: “I have represented Council for 18 years on the group, which fights for the rights of councillors. I am very happy to be elected Vice-President of the UK National Association of Councillors and I feel it is a great honour.
“I am the first lady to be elected to this role from Northern Ireland and I will be attending meetings in London, so I will be in a position to represent and give a voice to Mid and East Antrim Borough Council at a UK level. If anybody has any queries or issues they would like to raise, I would be very happy to take them on and deal with them.”
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