Lyle named ‘young councillor of year’

Coun. Lyle Davy being presented with his honour (S)
Coun. Lyle Davy being presented with his honour (S)

Pendle councillor Lyle Davy, who was elected in Coates Ward, Barnoldswick, last year aged just 18, has now won a national award!

The LGiU and CCLA has announced that Coun. Davy has won the 2015 Councillor Achievement Award for “Young Councillor of the Year”.

The sixth annual Awards Ceremony was held on Monday evening at the Lord Mayor’s Parlour, Westminster City Council. The awards are the only national ceremony to honour the hard work of councillors from across the country that often goes unrecognised.

Coun. Davy was selected for the award by demonstrating a commitment to working for his community. Elected in May he is the youngster councillor in Europe! Since then, his sheer volume and extent of achievement is highly impressive. He is already vice chairman of the Accounts and Audit Committee and a member of the Tour of Britain Delivery Group.

With nearly 200 nominations, a record amount for the awards, competition was extremely tight this year. The winners were selected by a group of judges made up of local government experts and councillors.

Jonathan Carr-West, LGiU chief executive, said: “It is a real privilege to honour the outstanding efforts of these councillors who work day-in and day-out to make our communities healthier, streets safer and public services stronger. We congratulate Coun. Davy and look forward to hearing about his future success.”