New Chairman of Horsham District Council elected for the new civic year

HDC News Release

For immediate release: 26 May 2022

Following an Annual General Meeting of Horsham District Council on 25 May, a new Chairman has been elected.

Cllr Kate Rowbottom was elected Chairman of Horsham District Council for the civic year 2022 to 2023. Cllr Ian Stannard was appointed as the Vice Chairman of the Council.

Cllr Rowbottom takes over the role of Chairman from Cllr David Skipp, who was Chairman for the civic year 2021 to 2022.  Cllr Rowbottom is a Conservative representing the Billingshurst Ward.

Commenting on her election, Cllr Rowbottom said:

“It am honoured to be voted in as Chairman of Horsham District Council for a second time. My term last time was sadly cut short due to the Covid outbreak, so I am highly delighted to have another opportunity to represent the Council across the whole District.

“This time I look forward to meeting as many people as possible around the District – those who work tirelessly in the voluntary sector and in support of our local community groups, those who provide jobs and work here, and those who study and live here.”

Vice Chairman Cllr Ian Stannard is a Conservative representing Southwater South and Shipley. He commented:

“It is an honour to hold this office and a pleasure to support such a distinguished Chair of Council.”

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