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    David Burbage MBE was Leader of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead Council from 2007-2016. This blog : Promoted by Geoff Hill on behalf of David Burbage and all other Windsor and Maidenhead Conservative candidates, all of 2 Castle End Farm, Ruscombe, Berkshire RG10 9XQ
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Annual Councils

Posted by davidburbage on May 19, 2008

In the world of UK local authorities, each year the Council appoints the Mayor, the Deputy Mayor, the Leader of the Council and usually all the committee places and panels. As ever, starting with the Mayor, there is a knock-on effect of who gets what where.

This process is bad for the Leader because sometimes people don’t end up with quite as much, or quite exactly what they wanted. Ploughing a straight course which upsets the fewest number of people whilst still retaining the best line-up for residents is not easy. It’s a tough job but someone has to do it! Not as tough as being in the army though. My friend Cllr Bicknell presented me with a mounted photo of me & the mayor and the troops (see earlier blog). Can’t decide whether to put it up at the Town Hall or at home…

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