Nurse is new council deputy leader

The new deputy leader of Corby Council Jean Addison

The new deputy leader of Corby Council Jean Addison

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The new deputy leader of Corby Borough Council has been announced.

Cllr Jean Addison, a nurse who works at Kettering General Hospital, was elected at last night’s Corby Council full council meeting following Cllr Mark Pengelly’s resignation from the post.

Labour member Cllr Addison has lived in Corby since the early 70s and was elected as a Corby councillor in May 2003. She served a year in office as Mayor of Corby in 2007-8. She represents Rowlett Ward.

Cllr Addison, said: “I am honoured to accept the position of deputy leader and would like to thank all my fellow councillors for their support. I would also like to thank Cllr Mark Pengelly for his work as deputy leader, he will be a hard act to follow but I look forward to taking on the role.”

Leader of Corby Council Cllr Tom Beattie said: “I would like to welcome Cllr Addison as our new deputy leader, I am confident with her beside me we will be able to continue the good work in Corby.

“I would also like to thank Cllr Pengelly for his dedication and commitment over a number of years as deputy leader. I know he will continue his hard work and support as ward councillor.”