BILL Jefferson OBE will continue as chairman of the Lake District National Park Authority after a unanimous vote by members.
The former diplomat, from Silloth, remains in the hot seat for the sixth consecutive year and said he will continue to work hard for the world renowned area and its people.
The Allerdale district councillor is an Oxford masters’ graduate who saw international service with the British Council and British Embassy.
Wasdale resident and former divisional marketing director of Allbright and Wilson in Whitehaven, Mike McKinley was re-elected LDNPA’s deputy chairman.
A Birmingham University history graduate, he moved to the Lake District in 1965 and before retirement ran his own retail business in Gosforth for 17 year.
“Mike is full of integrity and ability and a man who is 100 per cent dedicated to getting the job done,” said the chairman.
“We all work in the best interests of the finest national park in the land and I am very proud to be continuing my service for a sixth year.”
Both members were re-elected unopposed at Wednesday’s full authority meeting.