South Norfolk councillor receives personal letter from prime minister
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A South Norfolk councillor has been presented with a personal letter from the prime minister in celebration of 50 years of service.
Christopher Kemp became a councillor for South Norfolk in 2003 and was first elected in 1968 as a member of Havering London Borough Council and served there until 1994.
Mr Kemp said: 'I have been interested in politics for as long as I can remember. I recall following the results of the 1955 General Election on a wall-chart in my bedroom when I was 12.
'My university studies and more than 50 years practical experience has deepened and refined that interest.'
Richard Bacon, MP for South Norfolk, said: 'Christopher has shown passion, integrity, justice, compassion, determination and persistence throughout his 50 years of public service.'
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Mr Kemp was born in 1943 in Plaistow, East London and went to London School of Economics where he qualified as a solicitor, spending the next thirty years in legal practice.
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