Stockport Liberal Democrats congratulate our Olympians and Paralympians

Rio 2016 logoStockport Liberal Democrats have tabled a motion to the next meeting of the Full Council to congratulate our Olympians for their successes in Rio and anticipating further medal success at the Paralympic games, which start on 7th September.

Cllr Mark Hunter, Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats on Stockport Council, said: “It is with immense pride we note that Team GB came second in the medal table at Rio, with a record haul of 67 medals including 27 Golds.  This is the fifth consecutive Olympics where our medal haul has increased and we won Gold medals in 15 sports, more than any other nation.

“Special mention must be made of Stockport’s own Kate Richardson-Walsh, who led the women’s hockey team to victory and became Team GB’s flag bearer for the closing ceremony.”

Cllr Lisa Smart, Liberal Democrat Councillor for Bredbury Green and Romiley, said: “It is not just the athletes but also their support teams and families who have done so much towards this great achievement.

“A large number of our elite athletes live, work or train in and around Stockport and we want to mark their achievements and recognise the example they set by inviting them to a special reception with the mayor.

The Paralympics look set to bring yet more exciting sport and medal success over the coming fortnight.”

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