Re-election of Peak Park chairman

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FORMER MP Tony Favell has been re-elected chair of the Peak District National Park Authority.

Mr Favell, who has lived in Edale for 41 years, served as former Prime Minister John Major’s Parliamentary Private Secretary until he resigned in an argument over European policy.

He was Conservative MP for Stockport from 1983 until 1992 and continues to serve as a councillor for High Peak Borough Council.

He is a well-known local figure, having founded a solicitors’ practice and building society agency in Hathersage and held community roles including president of the Hope Show and president of the Longshaw Sheep Dog Trials Association.

Mr Favell said: “The Peak District is a unique and wonderful place because of the way it has been looked after by generations of people living and working here, particularly its farmers.”

He joined the Peak Park in May 2007.

He was elected chair in March, following the retirement of Narendra Bajaria, and served part of a term before he was re-elected at the authority’s AGM.