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Council Decides Next Mayor Of Scarborough Borough

Council Decides Next Mayor Of Scarborough Borough

Published by Local Democracy Reporter Carl Gavaghan at 4:06pm 28th February 2020.

Scarborough Council has decided who will be the next Mayor of the borough.

Labour’s Cllr Eric Broadbent will take on the role for the second time, having been the borough’s first citizen in 2004/5.

Eric Broadbent

Cllr Roxanne Murphy of the Independent Group will be the deputy.

Roxanne Murphy

They will replace outgoing Mayor and deputy Cllr Hazel Lynskey and Cllr Roberta Swiers in May.

Cllr Broadbent told the meeting:

“I can tell members that during the coming year myself and my wife will work very hard to represent the borough.”

Cllr Murphy said she looked forward to working with Cllr Broadbent during the year.

The council today also agreed to give retired solicitor Richard Grunwell the borough’s highest honour in recognition of his years of service and good works.

The honour is only awarded in “very exceptional cases” and Mr Grunwell will be added to the roll of honour.

During the meeting, six former borough councillors who lost their seats or stood down at last May’s local elections were also approved to become Honorary Alderman.

The award is granted to former councillors with at least 16 years service on the authority.

The six former councillors are Godfrey Allanson, David Billing, Tom Fox, Colin Haddington, Norman Murphy and Joe Plant.

Following council’s approval, the honours will be bestowed at a special meeting later this year.


There are 3 comments on this page.

Fileyman, on 28th February 2020 4:33pm
Funny how they can get a new Mayor sorted out now ready for May.

But they can't get organised to release the BID report till March.
Steve Malton, on 1st March 2020 10:13am
Fileyman, how can someone be so negative about everything? You need help if a story about who becomes Mayor causes such a reaction.

Having to read your nasty comments under every story is very ridiculous. Find something in your life to be happy about.
zara, on 29th February 2020 11:44am
its about time our mayor was elected by the people and separate from the council!

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