A NEW COUNCIL CHAIRMAN has been elected to the East Riding Council.
Councillor Chadwick, who lives in Bridlington, is a councillor for Bridlington South and was first elected in 2007. He is married to Margaret, who is also a councillor for the same ward.
Councillor Chadwick has been chairman of the pensions committee and also served on the council’s main and area planning committees. He was born in east Hull and worked all his life in shipping and transport before retirement.
Councillor Chadwick said: “I see myself as an ambassador for the whole of the East Riding and intend to visit as many places and attend as many events as possible. My special interest for the year in office will be children and young people as they are our future. Since 2007, I have met and worked with many talented young people and I believe that, with encouragement and support, every youngster has some form of talent.”
Councillor Chadwick’s two nominated charities for the year are the Teenage Cancer Trust (Castle Hill), which benefits children across the East Riding, and Royal Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Bridlington branch).
Councillor Claude Mole has been elected Vice Chairman of the council and will serve until May 2013.