Special award for long-serving Dunstable councillor

Andrew Selous, Pat Staples,Cheryl Gillan
Andrew Selous, Pat Staples,Cheryl Gillan
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South West Beds Conservative Association welcomed Cheryl Gillan, MP for Chesham and Amersham, to its annual dinner at Dunstable Downs Golf Club on Friday.

She presented a Special Member Award to Cllr Pat Staples, who was thanked for her 20-plus years serving as a local councillor in her community, including roles as chairman of the old district authority, South Beds District Council, as Town Mayor of Dunstable, chairman of many committees and significant fundraising for local charities.

South West Beds MP Andrew Selous also attended and is pictured with Cheryl Gillan and Pat Staples. Association chairman John Worboys said: “We were fortunate to have such a high-quality speaker. The members welcomed her passionate speech and enjoyed talking to her as she circulated during the evening, reflecting on the positive performance of the country and some of the key challenges and risks ahead.”