Saturday, 21 July 2018

All change at the top for Conservatives

A NEW president and chairman have been elected by Henley Conservatives.

A NEW president and chairman have been elected by Henley Conservatives.

Brian Triptree has been appointed honorary president following the death of long-standing member Peter Sutherland last year.

Mr Triptree, of Gravel Hill, has lived in Henley for 41 years and has helped run many of the local party’s fund-raising events with his wife Susan.

He said: “I look forward to supporting the committee and the new chairman especially.” Peter Hopkins is the new chairman after town councillor Will Hamilton stood down after serving a three-year term.

Mr Hopkins, a former London borough councillor, is a partner in a Henley solicitors firm and lives in Wyndale Close.

He said: “I look forward to working with the new committee and in particular the younger faces that have joined.” Cllr Hamilton said: “It has been a great honour to do my term at the helm. We have brought on board an excellent new leadership team and strengthened the committee to take us forward through the county elections this year and the town elections in 2015 and beyond.”

Councillor David Nimmo Smith was reselected as the prospective county councillor in the May elections while Councillor Sam Evans and Leslie Plumb remain vice-chairman of membership and secretary respectively.

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