Congratulations to all our newly sworn in magistrates! Over 90% of judicial cases start in a magistrate’s court. Our judicial system rests on these skilled and unpaid volunteers. They come from many different backgrounds. We should all thank them for the time and skill they provide.
I was surprised and delighted to find that one of our new magistrates is Ozzy O’Shea. So brilliant Ozzy that you are continuing in public service even after you step down as Chairman of Leicestershire County Council. You kept that quiet!