A campaigning councillor has received the mayor’s award in recognition of her selfless work for the community.
Bebington councillor Christina Muspratt is this year’s recipient of the Andy Day Memorial Cup. Also known as ‘councillor of the year’, the honour is given to a member who wholeheartedly serves their community.
The cup is usually presented by the Mayor during a full council meeting, but this year has had to be delayed as meetings have been held virtually.
Cllr Muspratt was elected in 2012, and is an active member on the Environment, Climate Emergency and Transport Committee and Partnerships Committee. She also sits on the Active Travel Forum, championing walking and cycling in the borough, and is a member of Bebington Lands Foundation and the Mersey Port Health Committee.
The award is given annually in memory of the former Labour Claughton councillor Andy Day, but is a cross-party award.
Cllr Muspratt said, “It was a wonderful surprise to be given this award, and I’m so grateful to be able to accept it on behalf of the brilliant community groups I work alongside, here in Bebington, and across Wirral. They always do an amazing job, but this strange year, more than ever, they have adapted to still be able to do their work in such challenging circumstances.
“Obviously this year’s presentation was a little different – rather than a full council meeting, the cup was dropped off to me at home. But as soon as we can, I’m looking forward to sharing it with the groups here, in recognition of all their hard work. I send my huge gratitude to the Mayor for this very special award.”