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New Hunstanton mayor urges town to be ready to 'seize opportunities'

After just nineteen months on Hunstanton Town Council, Amanda Bosworth was elected unopposed as the town’s new Mayor on Friday, following her year as deputy to Adrian Winnington.

In her acceptance speech, she said: “The coming year is challenging and exciting for us all.

"We must plan for the future in the context of the evolving political, economic and environmental climate to best serve the interests of our local community.

“The unitary debate is underway in Norfolk and we should be ready to seize any opportunities this might bring.”

Speaking directly to her fellow councillors she continued: “I will discuss with each of you how you would like to use your knowledge and skills in helping to achieve our overall objectives.”

The fifth child of a farmer, Mrs Bosworth gained a Masters degree at Kingston University. She was recruited by the European Commission to work in Brussels in September 1974 and spent the next 20 years enjoying the cultural mix and opportunities to travel.

She returned to the UK in January 1995 to work for the new European Medicines Agency.

Proposing Tony Bishopp as her Deputy Mayor, Mrs Bosworth described him as an excellent councillor with whom she had worked on many projects during the past year.

She said: “We don’t always agree, which I think is a good thing.

"Tony is excellent with figures and I think we complement each other because we have different skills.”

There were no other nominations and Mr Bishopp was elected as Deputy Mayor.

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