SECURING millions of pounds to benefit the community has earned a council boss an award.

Sedgemoor District Council leader Duncan McGinty has been recognised in the Grassroot Diplomat Initiative Awards, coming third from a shortlist of 70 candidates.

The award recognises UK-based politicians and diplomats who are ‘representing civilian interests at the highest level’.

Cllr McGinty was nominated for securing a multi-million pound benefit package for communities hosting the new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point.