Teenager elected to parish council

Lowick Parish Council has elected its youngest ever parish councillor.

Friday, 26th October 2018, 2:00 pm
Updated Friday, 26th October 2018, 5:03 pm
Coun Rebecca Maitland

Aged 19, Rebecca Maitland is one of the youngest parish councillors in the country.

Rebecca, a PR & social-media assistant with Glendale PR and Marketing, said: “I am honoured to be elected, and my aim is to be both the face and representation of the next generation of Lowick on the council. As a very rural community to be able to make improvements and provide feedback for my generation, it is imperative that we listen to them and that is what I intend to.

“There are a number of young people living in the village and it is paramount that we take on board their advice and opinions.”