New mayor of Berwick elected

Brian Douglas has been elected as the new mayor of Berwick for 2018/19.

Thursday, 17th May 2018, 14:24 pm
Updated Thursday, 17th May 2018, 14:31 pm
Brian Douglas, right, who was sheriff when Ivor Dixon was mayor.

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.

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For many years he also represented Berwick North on Northumberland County Council.

Coun Forbes takes the position of deputy mayor.