Deputy Mayor nomination

21/02/2019, PR-8993

Wakefield Council has announced that Cllr Tracey Austin has been nominated for the role of deputy Mayor.

If appointed, the Wakefield North ward representative will serve for a year with Cllr Charlie Keith, ward councillor for Wrenthorpe and Outwood West, who is expected to become the new Mayor in May. 

Cllr Austin would be supported by her son Dwain Longley as her Consort, who works alongside his mother for Yorkshire Ambulance Service.

As is the tradition with deputy Mayors, Cllr Austin would serve for one year and then take up the chains of office by stepping into the role of Mayor in May 2020.

Cllr Peter Box, Leader of Wakefield Council, congratulated Cllr Austin on her nomination and said: "I am sure Cllr Austin would represent the district with commitment and dignity and I hope, if appointed, she will enjoy her year in civic office."

Wakefield Council's formal mayor-making ceremony and annual meeting will take place on May 23.


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