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Southwark Councillor shortlisted for 2018 national award

Councillor Victoria Mills has been shortlisted for an award at the 2018 Councillor Achievement Awards, writes Christopher Carey…

The Labour councillor for Peckham Rye, who is also the council’s the cabinet member for finance, performance and Brexit, is up for the place-shaping and environment award.

Organisers say the awards are the only national ceremony to honour the hard work of councillors from across the country that often goes unrecognised, and that with nearly 200 nominations, competition was extremely tight this year.

Some of the nine categories up for grabs include ‘finance and transformation’, ‘leader of the year’ and ‘community champion’.

Winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony, taking place on Tuesday, November 6 at the London Guildhall.

The winners will be selected by a group of judges made up of local government experts and councillors.

Jonathan Carr-West, chief executive of the Local Government Information Unit said: “We received nearly 200 nominations for the 2018 Councillor Achievement Awards, so it’s a huge achievement to be shortlisted.

“The shortlisted councillors went above and beyond the call of duty in 2018, making a real difference to their residents.”

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