UKIP Local Government Spokesman Cllr Peter Reeve who represents Ramsey on Cambridgeshire County Council, Huntingdonshire District Council and Ramsey Town Council has received an MBE in the Queens New Years Honours List.
Having served his community for seven years since 2009 and being re-elected four times Cllr Reeve is best known for the community work that he undertakes and the local causes that he campaigns for.
Campaigns including reopening of public toilets, promoting new business innovation by opening an Indoor market, clean up campaigns, combating anti-social behaviour in the night time economy and working hard to successfully unlock funds for the introduction of speed calming measures in the Ramsey villages and town. Cllr Reeve is widely respected for his proactive ‘can do’ attitude and his ability to roll up his sleeves and get the job done.
As well as being a dedicated local Councillor, Cllr Reeve has twice been elected as the deputy Leader of the Independent group of the Local Government Association (LGA) which represents cross party groups of Councillors including all Independents, Green, UKIP and Plaid Cymru Councillors. In 2015 Cllr Reeve became a Deputy Chairman of the LGA, the organisation which represents councils throughout England and Wales.
Since 2009 Cllr Reeve has been the National spokesman on Local Government for UKIP and was recently reconfirmed in this role by the new UKIP Party leader, Paul Nuttall MEP, making Cllr Reeve the longest standing portfolio holder in UKIP and the first person to be named on the Queens New Years Honours list whilst holding office for UKIP.
Cllr Reeve stated “ This is a truly unexpected honour which is incredibly humbling. I recognise that this honour represents not just my strong belief in rolling up your sleeves and making a difference in your own community but it also reflects the hard work and contribution made by all of the volunteers and teams who work along side me, this honour is a recognition of the work they do in making our communities a great place to live, work and play.”
UKIP leader, Paul Nuttall MEP said: “Pete is one of our longest serving Councillors and has an insatiable work ethic, he rolls up his sleeves and gets the job done.
“Pete is a great role model for how public service really can make a difference to real people's lives. I am sure that he will continue to be as dedicated and successful for many years to come.”