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New Mayor elected at Lowestoft Town Council's AGM

18 May 2023

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At the Annual Meeting held on Tuesday 16th May 2023, Councillor Sonia Barker was unanimously elected as the Mayor of Lowestoft Town Council for the Municipal Year 2023/2024. Councillor Nasima Begum was appointed as Deputy Mayor.

On being elected as Mayor, Cllr Barker thanked the outgoing Mayor Cllr Alan Green for his “service to the community”.  Cllr Barker added that it was an “honour” to be elected as Mayor as she looked to “serve the people of Lowestoft with enthusiasm and passion” for her home town.

The elected chairs for the following committees are: Assets, Inclusion and Development Committee, Councillor Elise Youngman; Climate and Ecological Emergency Committee, Councillor Paul Page; Finance and Governance Committee, Councillor Andy Pearce; and Personnel Committee, Councillor Alan Green.  The Chair for the Planning Committee will be confirmed at a later date.

The Full Council will next meet on Tuesday 23rd May at 6:30pm at Hamilton House where the Town Council will consider the co-option applications to fill the Council’s six remaining vacancies following the recent local elections.

Photo of Cllr barker receiving a handshake off the previous Mayor Cllr Green

The new Mayor, Cllr Barker, receives the Mayoral Chain from the outgoing Mayor Cllr Alan Green.