Leading Conservatives have been reacting to the news that Councillor Anne Hall, from Coniston, had been awarded an MBE in the New Year’s Honours for services to the Lake District community.
James Airey, Leader of the Conservatives in Cumbria County Council who was only narrowly beaten by Tim Farron at the General Election earlier this month, said: “I am really delighted that Anne Hall‘s dedication and hard work has been recognised in this way. It is richly deserved.”
Windermere Councillor Ben Berry, Leader of the Conservatives at South Lakeland District Council, said: “Anne has been the leading force in delivering new homes for local people and better local services for local people and encouraging positive involvement of her community. Anne‘s knowledge and understanding about the rural community which she still serves has been her consuming passion for over 50. She has been rightly recognised with various awards over the years, but for the Queen to have given her this particular honour is of particular pleasure to me and my colleagues and I am sure will be warmly welcomed by colleagues from across political divides.”