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Hospital worker co-opted onto New Milton Town Council for Ballard ward

A HOSPITAL worker has been selected as a new member of New Milton Town Council following her predecessor’s death last year.

Co-opted from three applicants, Tory Cllr Kani Trehorn joins fellow councillors David Rice-Mundy and Neil Tungate in representing the Ballard ward.

Her appointment was proposed during private session at a recent full town council meeting by Cllr Steve Clarke and seconded by Cllr Bob Murrow, with a majority vote in favour.

Encouraging cultural and economic growth are among the aims of Cllr Trehorn, who expressed interest in joining the amenities committee.

Cllr Kani Trehorn was co-opted to be a Ballard ward representative on the town council
Cllr Kani Trehorn was co-opted to be a Ballard ward representative on the town council

“It gives me great pleasure in joining our town council as member for Ballard ward,” she said.

“I have been living here for more than 25 years and enjoyed seeing our town thrive.

“It is my wish to be approachable, committed, encourage cultural and economic growth, be a part of implementing future plans as necessary, and most of all be the voice to Ballard ward people where my responsibilities lie.”

Welcoming the new member, chairman and mayor Cllr David Hawkins said all councillors were looking forward to working with her.

Cllr Trehorn replaces Cllr Charles Baker (48), who sadly died in September following a short battle with a brain tumour.

He had only been elected as Liberal Democrat member for the ward four months earlier.

Cllr Trehorn previously unsuccessfully stood for election to the town council’s Milton ward in May last year.

A qualified midwife and nurse since 1989, she is a discharge facilitator in the trauma directorate for University Hospitals Dorset, and sits on its board of staff governors.

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