Plymouth Lib Dem Wins National Party's Lifetime Achievement Award

September 26, 2016 7:00 PM

Peter York, President of Plymouth Liberal Democrats, has won the Lifetime Achievement Award at this year's Annual Party Conference in Brighton. Peter, who lives in St. Judes, is the first member from the area to be recognised by the awards panel.

The Harriet Smith Liberal Democrat Distinguished Service Award is open to any Party Member never elected to public office and who has demonstrated excellence and commitment. "The panel looks for people who deserve recognition for their hard work, long service, and demonstrable dedication to the party, at whatever level. These are special awards to be awarded from the Party for whom public recognition is long overdue."

Peter joined the Liberal Party in 1969 and has been an active member for nearly 50 years. He first stood as a candidate for Plymouth Council in 1970 and has stood in nearly every election since, at both local and county level. He has stood as a Liberal, an SDP/Liberal candidate and now of course as a Liberal Democrat.

The award was received from LibDem President Sal Brinton in Brighton, and seen live on national television, by Dylan Morris, a member of the local Executive Committee and a student at Plymouth University.

Peter York is the Honorary President of Plymouth Liberal Democrats.