The leader of Plymouth Labour has been elected to the Labour party’s national ruling body after receiving support from councillors across the country.
Councillor Tudor Evans, who is in his 35th year as a councillor, was elected to one of two places reserved for councillors on the party’s National Executive Committee.
“It means that as well as taking the voice of local councillors into these important meetings I will also be involved in shaping the rules and regulations of the Labour party and focusing on making it fighting fit for the next general election,” said Cllr Evans, who is a Ham ward councillor. He will serve a two-year term.
“I’m thrilled to have had the support of my fellow councillors across the country and I’m also proud of the fact that Plymouth has representation on the party’s national committee for the first time in a number of decades
“It’s important the party represents all sections of society and all regions and I certainly won’t be afraid to speak up and make a difference.”
Cllr Evans has also been elected to the Board of the Local Government Association for the third year running as a director and deputy chair.
He is one of a handful of senior councillors from across the country to join the board of the LGA which is a politically-led, cross-party organisation which works on behalf of councils to ensure local government has a strong, credible voice with national government.