Young councillor is ‘dedicated to Worksop’

Bassetlaw Local Election Count 2012. Coun Rebecca Leigh celebrates her win  (w120504-4j)
Bassetlaw Local Election Count 2012. Coun Rebecca Leigh celebrates her win (w120504-4j)

BASSETLAW’S youngest councillor has declared her dedication to the town in the hope that she can bring ‘youth and energy’ to Worksop.

Last week’s Bassetlaw District Council elections saw a win for young Rebecca Leigh – who is just 21-years-old.

The Labour candidate was thrilled and delighted to take the seat for Worksop North-East.

Speaking to The Guardian, Coun Leigh said: “This is absolutely amazing. It’s a big achievement, especially for someone so young.”

“Hopefully I can bring a bit of youth and energy to the job and to the area and get more kids involved in politics.”

Last year, Coun Leigh completed a psychology degree, and will be going to Sheffield Hallam University in September to complete a part-time PGCE teacher training course.

“It’ll take two to four years and I’ll still be living in Worksop so it shouldn’t affect my abilities to be involved in the council,” she said.

“For the next four years I am dedicated to Worksop and I am really looking forward to getting my teeth stuck into being a councillor.”

- For the FULL report and analysis of last week’s Bassetlaw elections pick up this Friday’s Worksop Guardian (available 11th May)