Wrexham’s mayor for the next year was unveiled this evening at an official ‘mayor making’ ceremony at the town’s Guildhall.
As we reported last week Cllr Ian Roberts was made mayor for a second year running after Gwyneth Roberts, who was expected to be mayor, lost her seat in this month’s election.
His deputy is the newly appointed Cllr David Bithell from Stansty ward.
Above and below are pictures of both Cllr Roberts and Cllr Bithell signing their declarations of office sent in to us by John Parry (@welshguy_38) who tweeted updates from the ceremony.
Whilst the mayoral roles are largely ceremonial, in addition to attending formal civic events an average mayoral year will see the mayor attending over 400 engagements.
Following on from tonight’s ceremony tomorrow will see the reconvened full council meeting where executive board posts and other important committee appointments will be made.
It is our understanding that Labour’s Neil Rogers will be leader with Wrexham Independents Mark Pritchard as his deputy, the two groupings having agreed a coalition last week.
Labour will have four members on the executive board as they hold the most seats, the Democratic Independents will have two seats, Wrexham Independents two and the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats will each have one seat.