Paul Carter re-elected leader of Conservatives on Kent County Council
PUBLISHED: 09:23 09 October 2017 | UPDATED: 09:23 09 October 2017
He led them to overwhelming success in this year's local elections
Kent County Council leader Paul Carter has been re-elected as leader of the Conservative group.
Leader since 2005, when he replaced the popular Sir Sandy Bruce-Lockhart, he has never enjoyed the widespread popularity of his predecessor but at the last elections delivered one of the party’s strongest results, as they won 67 of the 81 seats avaialble.
He was re-elected at the Tory group AGM.
First minister, and Ashford MP, Damian Green attended the AGM to congratulate both Cllr Carter and the party for securing the largest Tory majority in any of the shire counties.
Mr Green said: “I am very proud of the work KCC had done under Paul’s leadership and his predecessor Sandy Bruce-Lockhart in helping people in Kent live more prosperous and more fulfilling lives.”
Cllr Carter is also chairman of the County Council Network a cross-party organisation representing England’s 37 county authorities.