Budleigh councillor is county chairman

PUBLISHED: 09:46 18 May 2015 | UPDATED: 09:46 18 May 2015

Christine Channon. Ref exb 4734-17-09AW

Christine Channon. Ref exb 4734-17-09AW

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Budleigh's Christine Channon has been named as the new chairman of Devon County Council.

Councillor Channon took over from previous chairman George Gribble at the most recent full council meeting.

Cllr Channon, who has served on the council for 22 years, and was previously leader of the council, said: “It is an enormous privilege to be asked to be chairman of Devon County Council, and I am extremely proud to accept the honour.”

As chairman, Cllr Channon will preside over council meetings, and represent the council at civic and ceremonial functions.

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