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New chairman backs emergency responders

Head and shoulders picture of the chairman of Leicestershire County Council

Pam Posnett is set to become the 45th Chairman of Leicestershire County Council today (Wed, 15 May). 

Pam first entered local politics as a Melton Borough councillor in 2003. She was elected to the county council in 2009, representing the Melton East electoral division.

During her year as chairman, the former occupational health nurse has chosen to support East Midlands Immediate Care Scheme (EMICS). The organisation is made up of volunteer doctors who assist East Midlands Ambulance Services at the scene of life threatening emergencies.

Pam has a son, a daughter and four grandchildren. Her son serves as a Colonel in the Royal Army Chaplains Department, and Pam is a keen supporter of the Armed Forces and veteran community. She is also a member of the Royal British Legion and has been instrumental in establishing a veterans’ breakfast club in Melton Mowbray.

It is a great pleasure and honour to be taking up the position of chairman of the county council.

“Jane and I are very much looking forward to undertaking our civic duties and to meeting many people and organisations who contribute to the life of Leicestershire."

Pam takes over the reins from Councillor Ozzy ‘Shea and is set to be sworn in this afternoon. Councillor David Jennings will be continuing as the council’s vice chairman.

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