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Emma Kennedy becomes a parish councillor

Writer is now an independent in Surrey

Comedy writer and performer Emma Kennedy has become a parish councillor.

The author,  whose memoirs The Kennedys were made into a 2015 BBC comedy starring Katherine Parkinson and Dan Skinner, stood uncontested in Chobham, Surrey, where she lives.

She will take her seat as an independent, and tweeted: ’I have read the standing orders and understood them. Thrilled.’

Kennedy has previously had a long association with the Liberal Democrats and in September 2019 put herself up to be the Parliamentary candidate for Surrey Heath, to stand against the sitting MP, Michael Gove.

However she came second - by three votes - to Alasdair Pinkerton who was firmly beaten into second place on election day, despite significantly increasing his share of the vote.

Published: 7 May 2021

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