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POLITICS: David Burton set to become new Conservative leader of the council

Monday 17th May 2021

THE Conservatives have selected Cllr David Burton as their new leader of the party's group on the borough council.
He replaced Cllr John Perry, who led the Tories to a decisive victory on May 6, at a special meeting on Saturday.
Businessman Cllr Burton, who represents Marden and Yalding, will almost certainly become the new council leader when Maidstone Borough Council holds its annual meeting on May 22.
The Tories have currently got 29 seats compared to the Liberal Democrats with 17.
Saying that the council's response to Government housing numbers is his top priority, Cllr Burton said: "There is much to do."
See our full election coverage in the next edtion of Downs Mail, out on Thursday.