Mayor Making ceremony sees new mayor for Wisbech

Mayor Making ceremony at Wisbech

Mayor Making ceremony at Wisbech - Credit: Archant

WITH all the trappings of historical pomp and splendour the new Wisbech mayor was signed into office.

Mayor making Ceremony at Wisbech.Deputy Mayor Cllr Michael Hill, Mayor Samantha Hoy and Mayor’s Chap

Mayor making Ceremony at Wisbech.Deputy Mayor Cllr Michael Hill, Mayor Samantha Hoy and Mayor’s Chaplain Father Paul West - Credit: Archant

Councillors gathered in the town hall for the mayor making ceremony which marks the official beginning of the year in office.

Mayor's Consort James Barker, Deputy Mayoress Mrs Jane Hill, Deputy Mayor Cllr Michael Hill, Mayor

Mayor's Consort James Barker, Deputy Mayoress Mrs Jane Hill, Deputy Mayor Cllr Michael Hill, Mayor Cllr Miss Samantha Hoy, Mayor’s Chaplain Father Paul West - Credit: Archant

Chains and robes were passed from outgoing mayor Vivien MacRae to the new town mayor Cllr Samantha Hoy.

Miss Hoy was last year’s deputy mayor.

She has James Barker as her consort.


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This year’s deputy mayor is Cllr Michael Hill.

His deputy mayoress is Jane Hill.

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The Mayor’s chaplain is Father Paul West.

The ceremony took place at the town council’s annual meeting and heralds the start of a busy mayoral year for Cllr Hoy .

She is expected to attend more than 300 engagements throughout the year.

Cllr Hoy is both a town and district councillor but lost her County Council seat to UKIP in the recent elections.

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