Green Euro-MP To Champion Local Government In New Vice President Role

27 July 2010

13 July 2010 – The South East’s Green Euro-MP has been appointed a Vice President of the Local Government Association Group in the European Parliament.

Keith Taylor MEP, a former Brighton and Hove councillor, will take up the year long post in July. He today welcomed the opportunity to champion the cause of local government in Europe – and pledged to promote accountable and transparent local democracy that is also good value for money for taxpayers.

Keith said: “As a new Member of the European Parliament representing the South East, I am delighted to have been made a Vice President of the LGA Group and look forward to putting my 11 year experience leading our Green councillors group at Brighton and Hove Council to good use.

“At a time when the coalition government is slashing funding for every town hall in the country, local authorities need all the friends they can get.”

ENDS

Notes to Editors

For information on the LGA Group, visit http://www.local.gov.uk/lgv2/core/page.do?pageId=1


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