Jake Morrison shortlisted for young councillor award
Mark King, father of Oliver King, together with his other son, Ben, and Councillor Jake Morrison, celebrate with volunteers who helped The Oliver King Foundation reach its goal of 100,000 signatures.
LIVERPOOL councillor Jake Morrison has been shortlisted for a young councillor of the year award.
The Labour councillor for Wavertree has led the campaign to secure 100,000 signatures on a government e-petition calling defibrillators in public places (in memory of school boy Oliver King).
The 2013 C'llr Achievement Awards aim to celebrate those councillors who go over and above what is expected of them and make positive change to their community.
Dr Jonathan Carr-West, Acting Chief Executive of Local Government Information Unit (which runs the awards) said: "Councillors can often represent the unsung heroes of their community so the awards provide a fantastic chance to celebrate their achievements."
And Cllr Morrison's reward for his hard work? He can look forward to attending an award ceremony in late February, at which Eric Pickles will be keynote speaker.