The annual meeting of Tamworth Borough Council took place last night, Tuesday 15 May, in Tamworth’s Town Hall.
A packed room saw Conservative Cllr Tina Clements voted unanimously in as Mayor of Tamworth for 2012/13. Former Mayor Cllr John Garner was elected Deputy Mayor and Cllr Danny Cook was re-elected as Leader of the Borough Council.
Cllr Clements was proposed by her friend and colleague Cllr Allan Lunn and was seconded by Labour Party Cllr Simon Peaple. After the result was declared and Cllr Clements had changed into the Mayoral robes, she thanked all councillors for their backing.
Outgoing Mayor, Cllr Jeremy Oates, then gave a short speech wishing Tina well for her coming year and he thanked the officers of the Borough Council for their continued support to him during his year of office.
He also paid tribute to Ron Cook and Gerry Pinner, who both stood down from Tamworth Borough Council at the recent election, for their help and guidance throughout his 12 years on the Borough Council.