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Shaftesbury town council elects youngest mayor

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The youngest member of North Dorset District Council’s Conservative cabinet has now become the youngest mayor of Shaftesbury and chairman of Shaftesbury Town Council.

Piers Brown, 23, was last night, 1 May,  elected to be mayor of Shaftesbury for 2018-19 without a challenge. Councillor Lester Taylor, a leading UKIP activist, was elected deputy mayor, also without opposition.

It is the first time both mayor and deputy have been openly party political members of a council that prides itself on non-partisan politics.

Both men will serve until the elections for a new town council in May 2019 when both are also expected to seek election for their respective parties to the new unitary authority for rural Dorset.

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  1. jackie stayt
    2nd May 2018 at 8:42 pm — Reply

    Many congratulations Piers. Have a great year!

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