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Listen: Jade Morgan becomes one of UK’s youngest councillors

Posted on - 6th May, 2016 - 4:41am | Author - | Posted in - News, Politics, Preston Council, St Matthews
Leader of Lancashire County Council Jennifer Mein with Jade Marie Morgan

Leader of Lancashire County Council Jennifer Mein with Jade Marie Morgan

One of the youngest councillor’s in the UK has been elected in Preston.

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Jade Marie Morgan, 18, won for Labour in the St Matthews ward.

She replaces Veronica Afrin who stepped down after 38 years as a councillor.

Related: See ward by ward breakdown for Preston council election results

The Preston College student is the step daughter of Preston City Council’s cabinet member councillor Martyn Rawlinson who was re-elected in Fishwick on the same night.

Jade with step dad Martyn

Jade with step dad Martyn

Jade says she thinks her victory can inspire more young people to get involved in local politics.

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