Nailsea Town Council vote in new Chairman and Vice Chair at Annual Town Council Meeting

Councillor Mike Bird has been voted in as Chairman of Nailsea Town Council at the Annual Town Council Meeting tonight (Wednesday 5 May, 2021), with Emily Miller voted in as Vice Chair.

Mike has been an Independent Nailsea Town Councillor for 6 years, working on the local Planning Committee and chairing the Community Engagement Group. Since his early twenties, Mike has been involved in the community helping to run a youth group for many years and later serving as a Governor at Nailsea School. He takes the baton of Chairman over from Councillor Jan Barber who has held the role for the last two years.

Mike said: “I’d like to thank all those who have put their faith in me to take this Council forward.  It will be my privilege to serve as Chair of Nailsea Town Council and on behalf of the residents of Nailsea.  As I also represent Nailsea as North Somerset District Councillor, I hope this will give weight to the voice of Nailsea residents locally.” 

Emily Miller was voted in as Vice Chair after only seven months as Councillor, taking over from David Packham. Emily has shown within a very short space of time an energy and love for the town.

Emily said: “I’m delighted to be given the opportunity to be Vice Chair of our Town Council. Having grown up in Nailsea I’m so passionate about our lovely town and I’m excited to keep working hard to improve facilities and opportunities for all who live here.”

A Chairman and Vice Chair is elected every May at the Annual Town Council Meeting. The meeting was brought forward a week so that it could be held virtually before the current remote meeting legislation changes.