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POLITICS: Jonathan Purle set to be deputy leader of the borough council

Wednesday 19th May 2021

JONATHAN Purle is set to become the deputy leader of Maidstone Borough Council's Conservative group.
Cllr Purle, a fierce critic of the ousted Liberal Democrat/Labour alliance, will be number two to Cllr David Burton in the new Tory administration.
He came to public prominence last year in his political efforts to prevent the closure of the Hazlitt Theatre as part of a public and media backlash. MBC wanted to "mothball" the asset to save money in the wake of falling revenues caused by COVD-19.
The Conservatives have a 12 seat majority over the Lib Dems.
The council is formally to be formed on Saturday at 11am at the Detling showgrounds. It is then Cllrs Burton and Purle are likely to be officially installed and Cllr Fay Gooch adopted as the new Mayor.

All members of the public are welcome to attend.