Mrs Pinnock goes to Westminster

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Kath Pinnock will soon be sworn into the House of Lords, but the Cleckheaton councillor has promised not to turn her back on the town.

Coun Pinnock was given a peerage by Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg earlier this month, but only heard of the announcement while on holiday.

“I was in the hills of North Yorkshire when they announced it,” she said. “I was only asked whether I was interested in it a couple of weeks before!”


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