Young Aaron’s council award nomination

Coun Aaron Spencer
Coun Aaron Spencer

A young Boston councillor has been shortlisted for a national award.

Boston Borough Council’s portfolio holder for finance Coun Aaron Spencer has been shortlisted with four others in the 2016 C’llr Achievement Awards’ Young Councillor of the Year category.

Organised by the LGiU and CCLA the seventh annual awards aim to honour the hard work of councillors from across the country.

Winners will be announced at a ceremony, on Tuesday, November 1, at the Guildhall’s Livery Hall in London.

The winners will be selected by a group of judges made up of local government experts and councillors.

Coun Spencer called his nomination ‘amazing’, adding: “It’s really nice to be regognised.”

Coun Spencer, who has been involved in borough council politics since the age of 19, called being a young councillor ‘difficult’ due to both the pressures of having a full-time job and a prejudice surrounding younger people in the role.

He thanked the support he had received from the Conservative Party, in particular Coun Michael Brookes. He also confirmed he is looking to stand for Lincolnshire County Council in the future.