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Councillor Emily Smith

Leader of Council, Vale of White Horse District Council in Oxfordshire & - Vice-Chair, LGA People and Places Board
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Emily currently leads the rural Vale of White Horse District Council in Oxfordshire, having been a councillor since 2015. She is a Vice-Chair of the Local Government Association’s People and Places Board. The work of the board seeks to develop greater clarity on the role of non-metropolitan authorities in enabling economic growth for the long-term benefit of residents. It also seeks to influence national policy, including in relation to the ‘Levelling Up’ agenda and ‘green’ skills.

Her professional background is in Youth Services, having held managerial roles in the public and voluntary sector specifically in youth unemployment, careers guidance and supporting teenagers experiencing homelessness.