Three key regional titles have carried more news about Monmouthshire County Council’s ‘Run the Council for a Day’ contest, it emerged this morning.
The South Wales Argus, Monmouthshire Beacon, and Abergavenny Chronicle have all run stories about celebrity judge Ann Widdecombe’s “good luck” message to finalists.
Ann, one of four judges on the competition panel, said the youngsters should be “profoundly proud” of being shortlisted.
The Strictly Come Dancing star said they would “do the county proud” if they ever decided to enter local politics, she added.
Just 28 children won a place on the shortlist after seeing-off fierce competition from nearly 100 entries.
Ann and her co-judges will now determine which eight finalists should be given the chance to run the Monmouthshire County Council as its acting ‘Chief Executive’ for a day.
Ann said: “It is exciting to hear that so many local children entered the competition.
“Everyone who entered should be profoundly proud of themselves for taking the time and making the effort to do so. I’m sure that they would each do the county proud should they choose to take their interest in local politics further.”
She added: “It goes without saying that I wish the 28 finalists the very, very best of luck.”
The Winner’s Day takes place at Monmouthshire County Council’s Usk offices on April 10th.
By Mick Blight
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