Change of leaders at Axminster Town Council

PUBLISHED: 21:40 09 May 2016 | UPDATED: 09:08 13 May 2016

Axminster Mayor Paul Hayward. Photo CHRIS CARSON

Axminster Mayor Paul Hayward. Photo CHRIS CARSON


Paul Hayward replaces veteran councillor Douglas Hull as mayor - Lara Rowe is the new deputy

Axminster elected a new town mayor and deputy tonight (Monday May 09)

Paul Hayward won a secret ballot to deny veteran councillor Douglas Hull the customary second term in office.

Cllr Lara Rowe was elected unopposed as his deputy – replacing Graham Godbeer who said he was not prepared to accept Cllr John Jeffery’s nomination to serve a second term.

Meanwhile two members of the council have resigned – Joy Raymond and Chris Tipping.

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