“IT’S an honour” – that was the verdict of Councillor Harrison Rone-Clarke after being elected the new chair of Bromsgrove Labour Party.
The 20-year-old has taken over from former chair Rory Shannon who ran for parliament last year.
“So many of us would never imagine putting ourselves into the political arena but Rory’s guidance and friendship has empowered so many people,” said the Rock Hill councillor.
“On behalf of Labour, I’d like to thank him for everything he’s done for us and wish him the best of luck in his move out of the district.”
Coun Rone-Clarke says the party must now mount its biggest ever campaign if it is to win future elections.
Rory Shannon, who said he really enjoyed his time as chair, added: “I am proud to call Harrison both a political and personal friend; I can’t think of a better person to take over as chair.
“It’s a great responsibility but he has proven himself as an excellent councillor and I’m sure he will succeed in the challenge.
“All parties have had to adapt during the pandemic and find new ways to interact with the public.
“Harrison was quick to use social media and web based meetings to fill the gap left from the restrictions on face to face gatherings.
“With these skills I’m convinced he is the right person to lead our party and it will go from strength to strength under his leadership.”