Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 21 November 2022
A HINCKLEY and Bosworth borough councillor has been hailed a ‘Lib Dem legend’ by local Liberal Democrats, after actively serving the community for half a century.
The Deputy Leader of Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council, Coun. David Bill, was handed an award by Council Leader, Coun. Stuart Bray to mark 50 years of service at a meeting with candidates and councillors who will be serving in next year’s elections.
The award simply reads: “Certificate of achievement. This certificate is presented to Cllr. David Bill MBE, in commemoration of his length of service as councillor” – and it has been signed by the Leader of the Liberal Democrat party, Edward Davey.
Coun. Ann Pendlebury (Lib Dem, Hinckley Clarendon), congratulated Councillor Bill on receiving the award. She said: “A great meeting and a well deserved award for David. He remains unstoppable and an inspiration for us all.”
Corby-based Liberal Democrat activist, Chris Stanbra, took to Twitter to say: “Lib Dem legend. 50 years. Incredible.”
Coun. Michael Mullaney (Lib Dem, Hinckley De Montfort), said: “David Bill has served the community of Hinckley with diligence commitment and enthusiasm for half a century. Nearly everyone in the town will know someone David has helped over the years. It was a well deserved award for a dedicated public servant for the town.”