Councillor Couples Support New Mayor
Councillor Susan Bagshaw was installed as the 39th Mayor of the Borough of Broxtowe last night (Wednesday 20th May) at the Annual Meeting of Broxtowe Borough Council.
Husband David Bagshaw, himself a Broxtowe Councillor, happily joined in the unanimous vote to elect Susan as Mayor along with four other Councillor couples. There are five married couples this year on Broxtowe Borough Council – more than ever before:
Councillors Susan & David Bagshaw
Councillors Steve & Barbara Carr
Councillors John & Margaret Handley
Councillors Pat & Lynda Lally
Councillors Philip & Jill Owen
The new Mayor was also joined by friends from across the local community on this very special occasion. Susan, a Labour Councillor for Eastwood Hilltop ward takes over from past Mayor (2014/15), Stan Heptinstall MBE following his successful year in office.
Councillor Bagshaw said: “I am very proud to be honoured with the position of Mayor and I look forward to the year ahead and to meeting lots of new people in the Borough. Community work is my passion and I hope that this opportunity will enable me to raise the profile of some of the important community projects that are taking place in Broxtowe.”
Susan has chosen to support Forces In The Community, which offers help and support to veterans, serving personnel and their families and Nottingham Children’s Hospital, part of Nottingham Hospitals Charity during her Civic Year.
Councillor Graham Harvey, a Conservative Councillor for Chilwell West will assist Susan as the borough’s Deputy Mayor throughout the civic year ahead.
Following the recent elections Broxtowe Borough Council has dramatically changed its profile and is now a Conservative Council for the first for nearly 20 years. The youngest Councillor, Adam Stockwell is just 18 and there are 64 years between him and Councillor Joan Briggs who is 82. As well as the five couples there are also 17 of the new councillors who are women.
If you would like to support the Mayor’s chosen charities or invite the new Mayor to a special event, please contact Broxtowe Borough Council or visit the Council’s website.