New Mayor of Bexley announced

PUBLISHED: 11:26 25 May 2018 | UPDATED: 11:26 25 May 2018

New Mayor Cllr Brian Bishop. Picture: Nigel Barrett

New Mayor Cllr Brian Bishop. Picture: Nigel Barrett

The new Mayor of Bexley has been nannounced as Cllr Brian Bishop, who represents the Barnehurst Ward.

He became the borough’s 55th Mayor at the council’s annual meeting on Wednesday May 23.

First elected as a councillor in 2010 in Colyers Ward, Brian was re-elected in 2014 and more recently in May of this year as a councillor for the Barnehurst Ward.

He remains very active in local life and issues.

He said: “I am proud to have been elected as a representative cllr for the residents of Colyers and Barnehurst Wards and I am grateful for the opportunities I have had already to serve residents in Bexley.

“I am committed to ensuring that this council continues to provide appropriate adult social care and to protecting our vulnerable children and the elderly.

“In particular, I am really keen to support those in our borough who suffer daily with mental health issues and children with Autism - my charity appeal this year will raise funds for our residents affected by such difficulties.”

Brian has appointed cllr John Davey to be his Deputy Mayor.

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