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New Mayor Formally Elected

Tuesday May 21 2013

Mayor Ken Richardson Mayor Ken Richardson

COUNCILLOR Ken Richardson has been formally elected as the Mayor of Barnsley.

Cllr Richardson and his wife Nadia take over from retiring Mayor and Mayoress, Cllr Dorothy Higginbottom and her daughter Dorothy Parkin-Coates.

During their year of office, the Richardsons plan to raise awareness and funds for two good causes: the Barnsley Talking Newspaper and Barnsley Cancer and Palliative Care.

Cllr Richardson has been a member of the Labour Party for 30 years, and was elected to represent Monk Bretton ward in 2004.

He serves on the planning regulatory board and economy and skills scrutiny commission as well as several outside bodies.

Nadia Richardson was born in Halifax and moved to Barnsley after marrying Ken.

She has been a Labour Party member for 22 years and is the vice-chairman and election agent for Monk Bretton ward.

The new Mayoress has been a blood donor since 1974 - and has given more than 80 donations.

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Reply Posted by Jayne on Tuesday May 21 2013 at 13:01
Pointless story as nobody actually gives a hoot who is mayor because no matter who they screw us over. Call me silly but what the heck has the fact that his wife gives blood got to do with anything. So do I but no one makes a big deal of that.

Reply Posted by Dawn on Tuesday May 21 2013 at 13:21
Maybe he should start with sorting out barnsley councils corrupt social services.

Reply Posted by Elaine on Tuesday May 21 2013 at 17:45
yes & tell us how much WE have paid for the monstrosity they are putting up out side the town hall, Thought the council was skint!!! why don't they spend the money on the pot holes that would make more sence...

Reply Posted by Col on Tuesday May 21 2013 at 21:33
You can call them all you want all they do is laugh all the way to the Bank!!!!