Workington Town Councillor Andrew Lawson, who represents the town’s St Michael’s Ward, is in the running for a place on the Larger Councils Committee of the National Association of Local Councils (NALC).
Councillor Lawson is vying for one of four places on the committee which represents the interests of town councils. NALC is the national body representing all town and parish councils and parish meetings in England and Wales.
It lobbies in parliament, organises the national training strategy for town and parish councils and advises on legal, financial and other matters.
Cllr Lawson is best known for becoming the youngest Mayor in England, when he was elected to the coveted post of Mayor of Workington in 2012. Since then he has held a variety of offices at the council, in 2015 being elected chair of the influential Finance, Property and Employment Committee.
“This is a great opportunity to put Workington on the national map”, explains the 25-year-old “There are lots of changes being made to the way councils are funded and organised, and we should be represented at the heart of those debates.”