Councillor nominated for young achievement award

Coun. Lyle Davy.
Coun. Lyle Davy.

A Barnoldswick councillor has been shortlisted for a national competition to reward local representatives.

Coun. Lyle Davy has made the last six of the Local Government Information Unit’s annual Councillor Achievement Awards which will be held in London in March.

Coun. Davy was the youngest representative to be elected in Europe last year at 18 and is delighted with the nomination in the “Young councillor” section.

He said: “It has been really good year but a pretty steep learning curve.

“I’m learning, I’ve made a couple of mistakes which I’ve have overturned and I’ve tried to do the right thing. I’ve also met a lot of people I wouldn’t necessarily have met.

“I’m really happy to be nominated. This is a national, cross-party award with people from all over the country.

“I’ve got to a shortlist of six from more than 200 nominees which is achievement in itself. I’m chuffed just to be nominated. I hope I can win it now.”

Other nominees in the category are: Coun. Seyi Akiwowo from the London Borough of Newham, Coun. John Blundell of Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council, Coun. Alex Ross-Shaw of Bradford City Council and Coun. Sam Rowland of Conwy County Borough Council.