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Southwold councillor new chairman of Suffolk County Council

PUBLISHED: 12:00 08 June 2018 | UPDATED: 13:05 08 June 2018

Michael Ladd, the new chairman of Suffolk County Council. Picture: Suffolk County Council

Michael Ladd, the new chairman of Suffolk County Council. Picture: Suffolk County Council

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Suffolk County Council has a brand new chairman following their annual meeting in May.

Michael Ladd, conservative councillor for Reydon and Southwold, was elected to the position of chairman at the meeting.

Mr Ladd, who has lived in Southwold all his life and worked for local brewery Adnams for more than 40 years, has been a Southwold town councillor since 1990 and has been town mayor on four occacsions

He said: “I am very proud and honoured to be made chairman for the next civic year and look forward to representing the council all around this fantastic county of ours and to see many parts of Suffolk I have never visited before.”

Mr Ladd has chosen Suffolk Artlink as his charity for the year.

The charity, who are based in The Cut, Halesworth, are a participatory arts charity developing and delivering inclusive arts programmes in communities that bring skills, support networks, confidence and joy to people all round Suffolk.

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