Councillor Kevin Feltham continues to take on Chairman mantle

Current chair to take on position for second term

Councillor Dr Kevin Feltham Chair

For the second consecutive year, County Councillor Dr Kevin Feltham is taking on the position of Chairman.

Dr Feltham’s role for the next 12 months was confirmed at the Council Annual Meeting yesterday (Wednesday).

Now in his sixth term as a county councillor, Kevin Feltham represents the Gartree Electoral Division which comprises of 26 parishes, including Kibworth Beauchamp and Kibworth Harcourt.

Dr Kevin Feltham said: “It has been fantastic to take on the role as Chairman and represent the county as well as have had the opportunity to meet residents from all across Leicestershire over the past year. I look forward to this continuing into the next year. 

“I will also continue to support charities Headway and The Well. They are both close to my heart and I am delighted to keep up the support.”

After graduating from the University of Leicester with a PhD in Microbial Systematics, Councillor Feltham pursued a career in hospital laboratory computing all over the UK for much of his working life. 

In his first year as Chairman, Councillor Dr Kevin Feltham attended over 170 events, which included the historic Platinum Jubilee for the Queen and the proclamation of King Charles III. As part of the Coronation events, Councillor Feltham hosted a ‘Big Lunch’ for volunteers and community workers across the county.

Also on Wednesday, County Councillor Joe Orson was appointed as the council’s vice-chairman for the year.

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