Louth’s new mayor set to be elected by councillors

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Louth Town Council are set to vote in their new mayor for 2013/14 at their full meeting at the Sessions House tonight (Tuesday).

Councillors will recieve nominations and vote for their chairman (mayor) and vice chairman (deputy mayor) for the year ahead.

As reported earlier this month, Louth Town Council recently voted to change the way they elect their mayor for the first time in many years.

This came after a proposal from the current mayor, Coun Jill Makinson-Sanders, that will see the future mayor, also known as the chairman of the council, spend a year as deputy before stepping up to the full role.

At present a somewhat unusual system sees the mayor step straight up to the role, spending the subsequent year as deputy in order to assist the new mayor.

However it is not yet clear how this will work with this year’s mayoral election, as the current deputy mayor Brian Burnett fulfilled the role of mayor in 2011/12.

Check the Leader website tomorrow to find out what happens at tonight’s meeting.