Councillors Richard West and Peter Bucknell

(L-R: Cllr Richard West and Cllr Peter Bucknell)

Members of Huntingdonshire District Council elected a new chairman at last night’s full council meeting.

Cllr Richard West, who is ward councillor for Gransden and The Offords, was duly elected chairman and outgoing chairman Cllr Peter Bucknell handed over his chain of office.

Tributes were paid to Cllr Bucknell by fellow councillors for his service over the past two years and the work he carried out in support of the chairman’s charities. Cllr West also awarded Cllr Bucknell with a past chairman’s badge.

Also at the meeting, Cllr Robin Carter, ward councillor for Earith, was appointed as vice chairman of the council.

Councillors Robin Carter and Richard West

(L-R: Cllr Robin Carter and Cllr Richard West)