It’s Murray the mayor in Hunstanton

James Johnson (left) and Mayor of Hunstanton Andrew Murray shake hands.MLNF15EB05555 ANL-150527-110147001
James Johnson (left) and Mayor of Hunstanton Andrew Murray shake hands.MLNF15EB05555 ANL-150527-110147001
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Andrew Murray was elected as the new mayor of Hunstanton and James Johnson as the deputy at the annual meeting of the town council on Friday.

Mr Murray took over from Carol Bower, who has been mayor for the past year.

In his acceptance speech Mr Murray said: “I am very conscious of the honour it is to become mayor of this wonderful town and of the illustrious predecessors who have held this office.

“I would like to thank you for the trust that you are putting in me and I promise to carry out the duties and responsibilities to the best of my ability.

“There does not seem to be a job description, however, I am sure that I can rely on our excellent ‘Clerk of the Year’, Lisa Powell, to give me appropriate guidance.

“I must stress though that I will be more than happy to receive advice from any quarter.

“I would like to thank former mayor, Carol Bower, for the hard work that she has done in her years on the council, particularly in organising events and during her years as mayor, and wish her well in her new and very different role as a borough councillor.

“My priorities for the coming year are to serve the residents of the town of Hunstanton and to lead a cohesive, active, efficient and productive council.

“And with so many new excellent people elected to the council, I am confident 
that we will all strive to make this council work well during the coming 12 months and that we will all enjoy working together to make the wonderful town of Hunstanton an even better place to live, work and visit.”