Hertsmere selects new mayor

ROSEMARY Gilligan has been named the new mayor of Hertsmere. The Shenley councillor was nominated by her fellow members at a meeting of Hertsmere Borough Council last night (Wednesday). The 52-year-old, whose ward includes South Mimms, takes over from fel

ROSEMARY Gilligan has been named the new mayor of Hertsmere.

The Shenley councillor was nominated by her fellow members at a meeting of Hertsmere Borough Council last night (Wednesday).

The 52-year-old, whose ward includes South Mimms, takes over from fellow Conservative Sandra Parnell.

Cllr Gilligan follows in the footsteps of her father Tim, who was the borough's mayor in 1990/91.

Her chosen charities will be Action for ME and disability network Radar.

She said: "Being a mayor is a huge honour and I look forward to a busy year ahead and to meeting people in the community."

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Also at last night's meeting, Bushey Tory councillor Linda Silver was appointed deputy mayor, while Morris Bright retained his role as leader of the council.

* For more reaction from Cllr Gilligan, plus a look back at Cllr Parnell's mayoral year, see next week's Potters Bar Edition.

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