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Mayor's Acceptance Speech


The Mayor was honoured to be elected Mayor of Durham and expressed his appreciation to Councillor Wilkes and Councillor Hopgood for proposing him to the position. He thanked his family, Councillor Coult, the Mayor’s Bodyguard, Town Hall staff and Member Services for their support.


He confirmed that his chosen charity for his term of office would be the NHS.


The Mayor looked forward to working with local organisations, Durham Cathedral, Universities and Durham City Freemen over the forthcoming year.