Record response to councillor vacancy 'reflects outstanding community spirit in Leighton-Linslade'

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Leighton-Linslade Town Council says it is delighted to have received a record number of applications for its first co-option in over a decade.

At the application deadline of January 19, nine applications to fill the councillor vacancy had been received. Although the decision was originally due to be taken by the council at its scheduled meeting on January 25, the number of applications means that a separate, extraordinary meeting is now being called for Monday, February 1.

Leader of the Council, Councillor Steve Jones, said “I am delighted that so many have put themselves forward for consideration. It is a reflection of the outstanding community spirit we are fortunate to have in Leighton Linslade.”

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The nine applicants will have the opportunity to address council at a virtual meeting on February 1, to speak in support of their application before a decision is taken by voting. The new councillor will represent Grovebury ward in the south of the town and will replace Carol Chambers who resigned recently.

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