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Coveted National Honour for North Yorkshire Leader ...

Saturday 6th January, 2024

The leader of one of England’s largest councils is to receive an OBE in the New Year Honours List in recognition of his dedication to providing strong and effective local government for North Yorkshire.

Councillor Carl Les (pictured on the left) has been at the heart of providing essential services to more than 600,000 residents and thousands of businesses across the county since he was chosen to lead the former North Yorkshire County Council in May 2015.

He has represented the Catterick area for more than 20 years.

Councillor Les led the process known as local government reorganisation during which the eight former councils providing public services in North Yorkshire became one.

The unitary North Yorkshire Council launched on 1 April 2023 and is the largest council in England by geography and third largest by population.

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