Cllr Joe Harris elected as Cirencester mayor for another year

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Cllr Joe Harris elected as Cirencester mayor for another year Cllr Joe Harris elected as Cirencester mayor for another year

CIRENCESTER councillor Joe Harris has been re-elected as town mayor for another year.

At Cirencester Town Council's annual meeting on Tuesday, May 13 Cllr Harris was nominated to be mayor until May 2015. All members voted for him to be re-elected.

Cllr Deryk Nash said: "I am delighted to give you a seond year as mayor and I fully propose this."

Chief executive of the council Andrew Tubb said he looked forward to another year with Cllr Harris as mayor.

Cllr Harris said to the council: "Thank you for your continued support for the last year.

"We have had our differences in the past but the great thing about this council is that we find these problems and then move on."

Cllr Mark Harris was also re-elected as deputy mayor for another year.

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11:51am Wed 14 May 14

mr fleas says...

I have nothing against them though I can't say I really know them at all. It is the posts of town mayor and deputy mayor that concern me now. Are they each jobs we should take seriously? How essential are they? Are they in any way paid jobs, or jobs which incur expenses? The people have no say in this?
I have nothing against them though I can't say I really know them at all. It is the posts of town mayor and deputy mayor that concern me now. Are they each jobs we should take seriously? How essential are they? Are they in any way paid jobs, or jobs which incur expenses? The people have no say in this? mr fleas
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11:13pm Wed 14 May 14

David Broad says...

I think you will find the Mayor and Deputy Mayor are the Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Town Council and are elected by the Town Councillors from among their number annually in May. (LGA 1972) The Mayor can usually claim reasonable expenses but most do not submit a claim.
The Directly elected Mayor model as adopted by London is rather different as it puts real power into the hands of one individual.
I think you will find the Mayor and Deputy Mayor are the Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Town Council and are elected by the Town Councillors from among their number annually in May. (LGA 1972) The Mayor can usually claim reasonable expenses but most do not submit a claim. The Directly elected Mayor model as adopted by London is rather different as it puts real power into the hands of one individual. David Broad
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5:32pm Sat 17 May 14

Olly Cromwell says...

Cirencester Town Councillors are not paid anything.....which is why you'll find very few Tories are on it - as they like to chase the money.
Cirencester Town Councillors are not paid anything.....which is why you'll find very few Tories are on it - as they like to chase the money. Olly Cromwell
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3:56pm Mon 19 May 14

Susie Clark says...

And Paul Hodgkinson and Joe Harris, who each claim for both District and County councillor salaries, don't , Olly ?
Still, I see that nepotism is sill alive and well at Cirencester Town Council. Is there another member of the Harris family they could vote on?
And Paul Hodgkinson and Joe Harris, who each claim for both District and County councillor salaries, don't , Olly ? Still, I see that nepotism is sill alive and well at Cirencester Town Council. Is there another member of the Harris family they could vote on? Susie Clark
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