*INTRODUCING THE MAYOR AND DEPUTY MAYOR FOR 2022-2023*
Bideford Town Council elected the Mayor and Deputy Mayor, on Thursday 12th May, for the 2022-2023 term.
A round of applause went up for Councillor Mrs Jude Gubb after she was elected as Town Mayor – the first lady Mayor for 14 years! And Councillor Mrs Gubb is the third member of her family to be elected Town Mayor, having been preceded by her brothers Tony Inch and Simon Inch respectively. She will be supported by her Consort and husband, Mr Michael Gubb.
Councillor Mrs Gubb said “I am very proud and feel privileged to be your Mayor and will look forward to representing the Town wherever I am invited. I would like to thank Councillor David Ratcliff for the work he has done during the past year, and for giving me the opportunity to deputise for him when he was unable to attend events. “
She continued, “I am excited and enthusiastic for the coming year – we have some great events of our own lined up, starting with the amazing Platinum Jubilee celebrations, and I know that the Mayor’s diary is filling up rapidly”.
Councillor Mrs Jude Gubb - Town Mayor 2022-2023
The Deputy Mayor for this term is Councillor Jamie McKenzie who was equally delighted to take up the post. Having been on the Town Council since 2015, he felt that he was “ready” for the role. He thanked members for voting for him and assured the Mayor that he would support her to the best of his ability. Councillor Jamie McKenzie will be supported by his Deputy Mayoress and wife, Mrs Zofia McKenzie.
Councillor Jamie McKenzie – Deputy Town Mayor