CLRAE - 27.10.2010
Congress of Local and Regional Authorities elects new President Keith Whitmore, who chairs the Council of European Municipalities and Regions' Committee on Democracy and Governance, was elected President of the Congress of the Council of Europe on 26 October 2010 in Strasbourg. Keith Whitmore, outgoing President of the Congress' Institutional Affairs Committee, stated that he was proud to 'steer a new, reformed Congress for the next two years, and to reaffirm and strengthen its role as [...] the guardian of local and regional democracy in Europe. 'In unity we represent the diversity of regional and local authorities in Europe!", he said. Keith Whitmore has been an elected member of Manchester City Council since 1979. ...
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