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Presentation to Retiring Chairman


The Chairman paid tribute to the services of Councillor Corrigan during her term of office and presented a Past Chairman’s Medal to former Councillor Corrigan incorporating the Council’s Coat of Arms as a token of the Council’s appreciation of her services during her period of office. The Chairman also paid tribute to former Councillor Corrigan’s consort, Bill Moir, who had been a great support to former Councillor Corrigan during her period of office.  The Chairman then paid tribute to former Councillor Johnson’s services to the Council during his period of Vice-Chairman of the County Council.


Further tributes to former Councillor Corrigan’s and former Councillor Johnson’s ambassadorial service, the diligent, exceptional, professional and dignified way they had conducted themselves during their term of office both locally, regionally, nationally and internationally were given by Councillor Marshall (Leader of the Labour Group), Councillor Bell (Leader of the Conservative Group), Councillor Hopgood (Leader of the Liberal Democrat Group), Councillor Shield (Leader of the Durham Group), Councillor Shuttleworth (Leader of the Durham County Council Independent Group) and Councillor Maddison (Leader of the Spennymoor and Tudhoe Independent Group).  In response, former Councillor Corrigan thanked both the incoming Chairman and all Councillors for the presentation and expressed her appreciation to all who had supported and assisted her year and thanked former Councillor Johnson for his support as Vice-Chairman.


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