New Wiltshire Council chairman
Wednesday 16 May 2012
Area: All areasChristine Crisp, who has served as a Wiltshire councillor for 21 years and represents Calne Rural, was officially sworn in as the new chairman at yesterday's (May 15) full council meeting.
Mrs Crisp said: “I have lived in this wonderful county for nearly 40 years, so it is a great privilege to have been elected as the chairman of the council for the next year.
“I am looking forward to my new role and to being able to continue to serve the community as I have done at various levels of local government for the last two decades.”
Christine Crisp takes over the role of chairman from Brigadier Robert Hall.
She moved to Wiltshire with her family in 1973. From 1981-91 she was transport manager and security officer with Honeywell Leafield, a Ministry of Defence manufacturer.
Christine was elected to North Wiltshire District Council in 1991, Wiltshire County Council in 1997 and to the new Wiltshire Council in 2009.
The position of chairman is a role very familiar to Christine as she served for two years as chairman of North Wiltshire District Council.
Christineis married to a retired consultant engineer and they have two sons – one is an engineer with Tubelines and the younger is a Lieutenant Colonel in the army.
The chairman of the council chairs the full council meetings, performs ceremonial duties and represents the council at events.
The vice chairman of the council for the next year and who will be supporting Christine Crisp in these roles is Roy While, who represents Melksham Without South.
Last updated: Wednesday 16 May 2012