Yorkshire Times
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8:11 PM 14th October 2020

Cllr Nweeda Khan Shortlisted For 2020 LGIU & CCLA Cllr Award

The LGIU and CCLA are proud to announce that Cllr Nweeda Khan of Preston City Council has been shortlisted for the 2020 Cllr Awards for Covid-19 Hero.

Cllr Nweeda Khan
Cllr Nweeda Khan
The Cllr Awards are the only national ceremony to celebrate the vital contributions of our councillors. 2020 marks the 11th year of showcasing the achievements of councillors across England. So often, their hard work goes unrecognised. These Awards are a uniquely important way to highlight what local councillors do for their communities, especially in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Competition was extremely tight again this year with over 200 nominations received across the nine categories that celebrate the varied work of councillors. Some of the awards up for grabs include Covid-19 Hero and Collaborative Working (new for 2020) alongside the coveted Community Champion, Leader of the Year and Young Councillor of the Year awards.

The winners will be decided by a panel of judges composed of senior councillors and officers as well as leading stakeholders from across the sector. Due to the ongoing health crisis, this year’s ceremony will take place virtually on Thursday 26th November with special speakers and guests.

This year’s awards are made possible thanks to the generous support of founding partners CCLA.

Jonathan Carr-West, Chief Executive, LGIU said:
“The Covid-19 pandemic has presented this country with a set of challenges that few could have predicted. However, councillors up and down the country have risen to these challenges and stepped up to plate for their communities. From delivering food parcels to vulnerable residents and sourcing PPE for frontline workers to finding temporary accommodation for the homeless, local government has kept the country safe and moving.

It is for this reason that we are particularly proud to unveil the shortlist for this year’s Cllr Awards. Their achievements showcase the best of local government at a time when the country faces one of the greatest hardships of our lifetime.

We would like to congratulate all of those councillors shortlisted and look forward to revealing the winners on the 26th of November.”

2020 Cllr Awards Shortlist from the North:

Covid-19 Hero
Hannah Bithell – Leeds City Council
Cllr Nweeda Khan – Preston City Council

Environment and Sustainability Pioneer
Cllr Joan Atkinson – South Tyneside Council

Innovation and Service Transformation
Cllr Colin Foster – Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council
Cllr Carol Thirkill – City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council

Lifetime Achievement
Cllr John Leech – Manchester City Council

Young Councillor of the Year
Cllr Will Simpson – Kirklees Council