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Armed Forces champion

Armed Forces Champion

The Armed Forces champion has been put in place to maintain Middlesbrough Council's commitment to support the Armed Forces and their families and veterans, and raise the profile of the support provided by the council and the community.

The role

The role of the Armed Forces champion is to:

  • be the key link/contact between Middlesbrough Council and the Armed Forces community in Middlesbrough;
  • be kept up to date on activities being undertaken locally to support service personnel and their families;
  • have up to date knowledge on any Armed Forces issues and be able to provide information on local activities;
  • attend events on behalf of the Mayor relating to the Armed Forces;
  • raise the profile of the Armed Forces and Ex Service Personel and promote local events; and
  • Develop and encourage local businesses to support the Covenant.

Councillor Linda Lewis

Councillor Linda Lewis was appointed as Armed Forces Champion in July 2016.

Councillor Lewis has over 30 years’ experience as a community activist in Middlesbrough, 18 years of this as a volunteer. She has been a school parent governor and served on committees of numerous community groups in the past, as well as being Chairperson of St Aidans Residents Association.

Councillor Lewis’s great uncle George Arthur Royer served in the 4th Battalion of the Yorkshire Regiment and his name is listed on the Albert Park gates war memorial to the fallen of World War One.

Councillor Lewis is thrilled to be appointed as Armed Forces Champion and looks forward to working with the Armed Forces community in Middlesbrough.


Councillor Lewis can be contacted as follows:

Phone: 01642 646652
Post: c/o Democratic Services, Town Hall, Middlesbrough, TS1 9FX