Woman’s MBE for decades of political service

PUBLISHED: 17:00 27 June 2012

Prime Minister David Cameron presenting Barbara Seaton with a long-service certificate and badge

Prime Minister David Cameron presenting Barbara Seaton with a long-service certificate and badge

Barbara Seaton

A WESTON woman has been rewarded for her 60 years of political service with an honour from Queen Elizabeth II.

Barbara Seaton was included on the monarch’s honours list and has become a Member of the British Empire (MBE).

She is a long-standing member of the Conservative Party, for which she has canvassed for 60 years.

She has also been president of the Weston Conservatives, was chairman of the West Ward Conservatives in Weston, and has organised canvassing for the town’s MP John Penrose.

As well as her political work, Mrs Seaton is also the chairman of the Weston Senior Community Link, which meets with the police, North Somerset Council and Weston General Hospital and looks to influence decisions made affecting elderly people in the area. She also helps run Shake A Leg, which organises activities for the elderly and is held once a month, and is an active member of the Weston Archaeology Society and United Reformed Church.

On receiving the award Mrs Seaton, of Martindale Court, said: “I was delighted of course, but I am still trying to find out who put me forward as nobody has owned up to it yet.”

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