Huntingdon gets new mayor

A NEW mayor of Huntingdon was elected yesterday evening a month after Councillor Chris Doyle’s mid-term departure.

A NEW mayor of Huntingdon was elected yesterday evening a month after Councillor Chris Doyle’s mid-term departure.

Jennifer Sarabia, formerly the deputy mayor, was chosen to replace Cllr Doyle at a Huntingdon Town Council meeting in Commemoration Hall. She becomes Huntingdon’s 11th female mayor. It is her second time as mayor as Cllr Sarabia previously served in 2007/08.

After accepting the chains of office Cllr Sarabia pledged to serve the town duly and fairly, but warned of hard times ahead.

She said: “2011 is not going to be an easy year for anyone. It has been a very cold winter, VAT has risen, petrol prices have risen again which will have an impact on us more and more.

“All the town councillors must work together and support each other.”

Mrs Sarabia will remain mayor until May. Her deputy is long-standing councillor Susan Mulcahy.

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She said: “Thank you for having faith in me and electing me, and I will do my best.”

Cllr Doyle resigned as mayor at the beginning of December because of ongoing health problems from an eye injury.

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