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Stockport welcomes Chris Gordon as new mayor

by Iain Roberts on 25 May, 2016

Stockport councillors welcomed our new mayor for 2016/17. Stockport’s First Citizen for the coming year is Chris Gordon. We also said farewell to Andy Verdeille, the outgoing mayor who has also stepped down as a councillor.

As well as a long career as a health researcher in Manchester, Chris Gordon is a huge roller coaster fan (he’s ridden the Big One at Blackpool more than a thousand times). He enjoys goth metal as well.

Chris and his wife, Dr Margaret Gordon, will be the Mayor and Mayoress for the coming year .

June Somekh ended a busy year as Deputy Mayor and handed over to the new Deputy Mayor, Lisa Walker.


2 Responses

  1. Arthur lampkin says:

    Is this post really an essential part of the council as with all the cuts to me this seems like a very outdated and unnecessary strain on the overstretched budget for Stockport and all the other councils.

    • Iain Roberts says:

      The cost of the Mayorality has been greatly cut back in recent years, but I think it’s justified. The Mayor is greatly appreciated by the thousands of people at the hundreds of events they attend, and raises thousands of pounds for charity every year.

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