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Medway's next Mayor and Deputy Mayor named

Date: 07/03/2008           Category: Members Services / Chief Executive Office

Medway Mayor-elect Cllr David Carr may be relatively new to Council life - but he won't have to go far for help in unravelling the finer details of Mayoral duties. While Cllr Carr was only elected to the council in May 2007, making him the shortest-serving councillor in Medway's history to be nominated as Mayor, the councillor who looks set to be his deputy has decades of experience. Cllr Ted Baker's first spell as a councillor was back in 1961, and he has been elected to a succession of local councils since then. He was Deputy Mayor in 1971/02, 1987/08 and 1991/92 and Mayor of Medway in 2002/03. The two councillors were named as the Conservative party's nominations for Mayor and Deputy Mayor at Thursday's (March 6) council meeting, but will not be formally proposed until the Annual Council Meeting on 7 May. The council's points system means that the Conservatives are entitled to nominate the Mayor and Deputy Mayor for 2008/09.