New mayor of Berwick elected
Brian Douglas has been elected as the new mayor of Berwick for 2018/19.
He will be formally installed in the position at a Berwick Town Council meeting on Wednesday.
“I will work on behalf of the town as I have always done,” he said.
The member for Magdalene ward, deputy mayor at the moment, defeated Coun Anne Forbes by an 8-7 vote to secure the role of chief citizen.
He was sheriff in 2016/17 when Coun Ivor Dixon was mayor.
For many years he also represented Berwick North on Northumberland County Council.
Coun Forbes takes the position of deputy mayor.