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Local Lib Dem nominated for an award for helping people amidst coronavirus crisis

June 1, 2020 11:03 AM

Theresa burton

Local Lib Dem nominated for an award for helping people amidst coronavirus crisis

The Liberal Democrats have announced that local Councillor Theresa Burton has been nominated to join the Liberal Democrat Community Champions Hall of Fame for their work to help the most vulnerable in Runnymede & Weybridge during the coronavirus crisis.

The Liberal Democrat Community Champions Hall of Fame initiative has been launched by Sir Stuart Etherington, the former Chief executive of the National Council for Voluntary Organisation and Chair of the Liberal Democrat Coronavirus Community Taskforce.

As well as helping people with basic supplies, the nominees have been doing a range of work from sharing best practice and ideas to organising volunteers to call over 35,000 people across the UK to offer assistance.

As part of their induction into the Hall of Fame, successful nominees will also be invited to be interviewed by one of the party's leading figures in a live webinar that all Lib Dem members will be invited to.

Local Liberal Democrat Theresa Burton said:

"With the Coronavirus crisis leaving the most vulnerable in our communities at risk, it is critical people receive the support they need. That's why I have been working with the Liberal Democrats to ensure no one is left behind across Runnymede & Weybridge.

"I am touched to have been nominated for my work, but I am even prouder to be part of a team tangibly helping countless people facing hardship. I would encourage everyone to help in whatever way they can during this difficult time."

Acting Leader of the Liberal Democrats Ed Davey said:

"I have been amazed by the energy, commitment and creativity shown by members of the Lib Dem community during the crisis. I am so proud of people like Theresa Burton who have worked tirelessly to help vulnerable residents and fight for the best possible support for people facing hardship."

Chair of the Coronavirus Community Taskforce, Sir Stuart Etherington, said:

"It is critical that vulnerable people in our communities receive the support they need. It will be communities themselves that have to respond to take the pressure off our excellent but hard-pressed statutory services. I look forward to continuing to work with Theresa Burton and others as we do out bit to slow the spread of coronavirus, prevent the NHS from being overwhelmed and save thousands of lives."