Kevin takes over party leadership

THE Liberal Democrat Group on Rother District Council has endorsed Cllr Kevin Dixon as new leader to take over from Cllr Sue Prochak.

Cllr Prochak, recently re-elected with an increased personal vote, has served for 22 years and has been the leader of the Lib Dem Group for much of that time.

Cllr Prochak said: “We have been discussing the possibility of Kevin taking over the leader’s role for some time now. We recognise in Kevin considerable strengths and personal qualities which make him the right person for the job.

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“It is an appropriate time for a younger and different perspective. Leading the opposition is a considerable challenge and we know Kevin will undertake this job with commitment and determination to represent the views of residents and fight for a fairer say in the council chamber.”

Cllr Dixon was elected to serve Battle in 2007. He was the youngest president of Battle and District Chamber of Commerce and youngest Battle Town Mayor.

PICTURED: Kevin Dixon and Sue Prochak