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22 March 2019

East Midlands LA Challenge 2019 - the Results

On Thursday 21 March East Midlands Councils held the East Midlands Local Authority Challenge at Derby Arena. 114 people from 19 teams from across the East Midlands took part in the challenge and competed for the coveted prize of the Local Authority Challenge East Midlands Winner.

We are pleased to announce the results below, but congratulations go to all teams involved on the day.

South Holland District Council were announced winners of the 2019 Local Authority Challenge East Midlands.

Teams on the day faced a range of tasks including presentations to Overview and Scrutiny boards of their fictional local authority, challenging media interviews and a last minute emergency response plan to finalise and role out in the final fifteen minutes of the day. Teams had to develop relationships with their leader and manage increasingly challenging situations that arose throughout the day.

Local Authority Challenge East Midlands Winner 2019 – South Holland District Council

SHDC - Winners

Runners up – South Kesteven District Council


Best Chief Executive  - Jason King, South Holland District Council

Jason King - SHDC

(The runners up for Best Chief Executive; Lee Byrne, Melton Borough Council, Heather Carmichael, City of Lincoln Council and Sarah Hall, Ashfield District Council)

Best Partnership Working award – City of Lincoln

City of Lincoln - Partnerships award

(The runners up for best Partnership Working; Lincolnshire County Council and South Kesteven District Council)

Best Presentation – Lincolnshire County Council

Lincolnshire CC - Best Presentation

(The runners up for Best Presentation; Rushcliffe Borough Council, Lincolnshire County Council and Leicester City Council)

Best Media Award – Corby Borough Council

Corby - Media Winner

(The runners up for  Best Media Award; Derby City Council and North West Leicestershire District Council)

Outstanding team player Award – Samantha Thomas, Derby City Council

Samantha THomas - Derby City

(The runners up for Outstanding team player Award ; Claire Preston, North West Leicestershire District Council, Kathy Isaac, South Northamptonshire District Council and Chris Whitmore, Derbyshire Dales District Council)

East Midlands Councils would also like to thank all those on the day who played the crucial roles of Council Leaders, Partners and Media representatives.

It was a great day and we look forward welcoming teams to the next Challenge! 

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