New Mayor and New Administration Announced for Reading

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A new Mayor and a new administration for Reading Borough Council were both confirmed at the Annual General Meeting on May 25th.

Reading’s new ’First Citizen’ for the coming year was confirmed as Councillor Deborah Edwards at the annual Mayor Making ceremony at the old Town Hall in Reading. Councillor Gul Khan, last year’s incumbent, was voted in at Deputy Mayor for 2011/12.

The AGM is also where political groups vote on an administration for the up and coming year. Following that vote it has been confirmed Labour will form a minority administration for Reading in 2011/12.

Reading Borough Council Leader will be Cllr Jo Lovelock. Her Deputy will be Cllr Tony Page.

Councillor Edwards, a mother of five and a grandmother of six, has been a Southcote Councillor since 2006. She has lived in Reading for more than 30 years but her association with the town goes back even further having previously lived in Reading with her parents in 1968. She is a school governor for Manor Primary and Southcote Primary schools.

Her chosen charities for 2011/12 will be:
Plan UK International
Albert Rd Day Centre
Other local charities