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Friday, 01 August 2014

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Aidan, 19, brings younger voice to parish council

Dearham's Aidan Penn, 19, has entered the record books as the village’s youngest parish councillor.

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YOUNG COUNCILLOR: Aidan Penn, 19, of Dearham

Aidan, of Mid Town, said he had joined the council because he felt it needed a younger voice.

He said: “I have lived in Dearham all my life and wanted to put something back into the community.”

He works at Amcor Flexibles, Workington, and will attend his first parish council meeting next month.

He said: “I will sit and listen before I make any contribution.”

He said that Dearham was fortunate because it had a good youth group which he would be supporting through the council.

Aidan added: “There are other decisions being made where a young person’s point of view could be helpful.”

He has already had a taste of meeting procedures as a member of the local allotment committee.

He said his friends were supportive of his decision to become a councillor.

Aidan could be the youngest parish councillor in Cumbria. Workington mayor Andrew Lawson became the town’s youngest mayor ever at 21 and was aged 20 when elected to Workington Town Council.

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