PUBLISHED: 17:37 22 May 2019 | UPDATED: 17:39 22 May 2019 David Hannant: Local democracy reporter Shaun and Karen Vincent, leader and chairman of Broadland District Council. Picture: Broadland Conservatives/Denise Bradley Archant A husband and wife serving on the same council is a fairly regular occurrence - as many of Norfolk's demonstrate. However, in a rarer case, Broadland District Council will have a married couple as its leader and chairman for the next year,.At Broadland's annual meeting on Tuesday, Karen Vincent succeeded Judy Leggett as chairman of the council - a post she had been next in line for since last May.At the same meeting, Shaun Vincent, her husband, was re-elected leader of the council - a post he took on in July 2018 after predecessor Andrew Proctor became leadership at Norfolk County Council.Mrs Vincent, who represents Old Catton and Sprowston West, said: "Neither of us expected or planned to have the roles at the same time - it is … [Read more...] about Husband and wife become leader and chairman of the same council
Leaders and followers
PUBLISHED: 19:16 29 April 2019 Steve Russell John with oldest son David, trying out a camera. Photography was one of John's hobbies Picture: FAMILY COLLECTION Archant Stopped dreaming of farming and instead went into medicine, and co-founded charity Crohn’s and Colitis UK A family photograph - John and Verna with children David, Peter, Andrew and Tim - in about 1968 Picture: FAMILY COLLECTIONIn this digital age of cheap airlines, relative affluence and information at our fingertips, we can forget how pioneering and novel foreign travel would once have seemed – even as recently as the 1960s. For John Lennard-Jones, criss-crossing America by Greyhound bus in 1963, it must have been a major adventure.He travelled to cities such as Chicago, New York, Seattle, San Francisco, Salt Lake City and Boston. It was no holiday. Empowered by a medical fellowship via London's University College Hospital (UCH), John was there to visit US gastroenterology … [Read more...] about ‘Not only a fine personal doctor but a great leader and researcher’
Should a General Election follow the appointment of a new Tory leader and Prime Minister? Tim Bale, professor of politics at Queen Mary, University of London, says YES. There is no constitutional requirement for anyone who takes over as Prime Minister to call a General Election, although one could be forced upon them were they to lose a vote of no confidence – something that can’t be completely ruled out in a hung parliament. That said, an election might well be the right thing to do. At the moment, the government is hamstrung by the absence of a majority. If the election were to go well, it could escape the new Conservative leader having to rely on the Democratic Unionist Party. And if it were to go really well and produce a comfortable majority, any new Prime Minister might even be able to tell the Tories’ very own awkward squad where to get off too. All this would probably make easier as well to negotiate the second phase of Brexit (presuming there is one) with the … [Read more...] about DEBATE: Should a General Election follow the appointment of a new Tory leader and Prime Minister?
News / UK and world by Press Association March 14, 2019, 8:00 pm Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter The leader of Sinn Fein and Northern Ireland’s police chief have held a frank and constructive meeting. Mary Lou McDonald and George Hamilton had a conversation in Washington DC on Thursday to discuss their dispute over the Chief Constable’s potential successor. It comes after Mrs McDonald said she would not have confidence in any current member of the PSNI senior command team replacing Mr Hamilton when he retires in the summer. A spokesman for Sinn Fein said Mrs McDonald raised the issue of the failure of the PSNI to disclose information about historical killings to Northern Ireland’s Police Ombudsman. He said the Sinn Fein president had raised her concerns about the matter to Mr Hamilton. “It was a frank meeting but it was a constructive meeting as well,” the spokesman said. “The big issue and where there … [Read more...] about Sinn Fein leader and NI police chief hold ‘frank and constructive’ meeting
Sinn Fein leader and PSNI chief set for ‘frank’ discussion in succession row BelfastTelegraph.co.uk The leader of Sinn Fein and Northern Ireland’s police chief are to meet on Thursday for a “frank” conversation. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/sinn-fein-leader-and-psni-chief-set-for-frank-discussion-in-succession-row-37912418.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/article37912416.ece/da01d/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_a240f264-3edf-46f8-87ab-1ae169a3810c_1 Email The leader of Sinn Fein and Northern Ireland’s police chief are to meet on Thursday for a “frank” conversation. Mary Lou McDonald and George Hamilton, who are in Washington DC this week, will discuss their dispute over the Chief Constable’s potential successor. It comes after Mrs McDonald said she would not have confidence in any current member of the PSNI senior command team replacing Mr Hamilton when he retires in the … [Read more...] about Sinn Fein leader and PSNI chief set for ‘frank’ discussion in succession row