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New Teignbridge chair will control 'rowdy crowd'

Teignbridge Council's Forde House headquarters

'I will do my very best over the coming year'

Liberal Democrat councillor Rosie Dawson (Dawlish NE) will chair Teignbridge Council for the coming year.

“She’s good at controlling a rowdy crowd,” joked council leader Martin Wrigley, who also represents the Dawlish NE ward for the Liberal Democrats.

Cllr Dawson was elected to the council last year and has also served as mayor of Dawlish.

Retiring chairman Chris Clarance (Independent, Shaldon and Stokeinteignhead) declined a nomination to stand again.

Cllr Jane Taylor (SD Alliance, Kerswell-with-Coombe) was nominated by SD Alliance leader Richard Daws (Ambrook), who said that a former police chief inspector "she can handle a rabble very well."

Cllr Dawson was voted in by a majority and said: “Our main purpose is to look after the people of Teignbridge, and I will do my very best over the coming year.”

The deputy chair of the council for the next year will be Cllr Suzanne Sanders (Lib Dem, Chudleigh).

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