Former bus driver becomes mayor of Hatfield

PUBLISHED: 12:12 11 May 2018 | UPDATED: 12:12 11 May 2018

Mayor of Hatfield Jack Nelson (left) with Deputy Mayor John Fitzpatrick. Picture: supplied by Hatfield Town Council

Mayor of Hatfield Jack Nelson (left) with Deputy Mayor John Fitzpatrick. Picture: supplied by Hatfield Town Council

supplied by Hatfield Town Council

The annual Town Council meeting of Hatfield has elected two councillors to wear the chains of office.

Councillor Jack Nelson, Mayor of Hatfield. Picture: supplied by Hatfield Town CouncilCouncillor Jack Nelson, Mayor of Hatfield. Picture: supplied by Hatfield Town Council

At the annual Town Council meeting on Wednesday May 9, councillor Jack Nelson was elected mayor of Hatfield for 2018/19.

The Labour councillor for Central Ward was last year’s deputy mayor, and has lived in Hatfield since 1996.

He was first elected to the Town Council in May 2015, and was elected deputy mayor last year.

He is a member of the Sport and Leisure, and Resources and Policy Committees, and is chairman of the Grants sub-committee.

Now retired, he was a bus driver for 25 years.

He has selected the Jamie McVeigh Foundation as his mayoral charity for the year, which is the second year in a row that the local charity enjoys mayoral support.

Councillor James Broach is the outgoing mayor.

Stepping into cllr Nelson’s newly-vacated shoes, councillor John Fitzpatrick was elected as deputy mayor at the meeting.

He is Labour councillor for South Ward, and sits on the Establishment sub-committee, is chairman of the Resources and Policy committee, and is vice-chair of the Sport and Leisure committee.

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