Degree success for councillor

Coun Chris Maughan at York University.
Coun Chris Maughan at York University.
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BLACKPOOL’S youngest councillor has another reason to celebrate today.

Coun Chris Maughan, who clinched a seat in Highfield ward at the May local elections, was today due to receive his degree in Chemistry from York University.

The student spent four weeks of his Easter holidays canvassing before returning to university to complete his final exams.

He said: “I’m really enjoying being a councillor and it’s good to be helping people and impacting on lives in a positive way.

“There is definitely a learning curve to being a councillor with lots of processes and conventions to get used to.

“My time at York has really helped in terms of my communication and IT skills.”

Chris is also the youngest ever member of the Blackpool Police Authority and serves on a number of panels.