New mayor for Salisbury

Jo Broom

Jo Broom

First published in News by

A NEW mayor is being brought in today in Salisbury.

Jo Broom is the mayor for the next year and officially takes over from Penny Brown today.

The mayor-making ceremony is taking place at St Thomas’s Church now and the civic party will then take part in a procession to the Guildhall for a private reception.

The procession will go from the church at 12.45pm along Silver Street, Minster Street, Blue Boar Row and back to the Guildhall.

There will be traffic delays in the centre of the city while the procession takes place.

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8:19pm Sat 17 May 14

Schoolmum999 says...

Rewarded for betraying those who elected her. Not really a time to celebrate!
Rewarded for betraying those who elected her. Not really a time to celebrate! Schoolmum999
  • Score: 7

1:14am Sun 18 May 14

karlmarx says...

Cllr Derek Brown denied it was in any way an offer of coalition saying: “As far as we are concerned there shouldn’t be any party politics at the parish level. Councillors should be working for the very best of their constituents. "

So why does it have on the ballot paper the name of the political party which the candidate represents? Or in the case of cllr Broom, the political party she used to represent.
Cllr Derek Brown denied it was in any way an offer of coalition saying: “As far as we are concerned there shouldn’t be any party politics at the parish level. Councillors should be working for the very best of their constituents. " So why does it have on the ballot paper the name of the political party which the candidate represents? Or in the case of cllr Broom, the political party she used to represent. karlmarx
  • Score: 12

10:42am Sun 18 May 14

gingin says...

The sad thing here is this person was elected as an Independent. It should be a crime to be elected standing for one thing knowing you were going to swap party at the earliest opportunity! There should be a rule to have another election in these circumstances so the electorate can decide if they wish a disloyal person to represent them.
The sad thing here is this person was elected as an Independent. It should be a crime to be elected standing for one thing knowing you were going to swap party at the earliest opportunity! There should be a rule to have another election in these circumstances so the electorate can decide if they wish a disloyal person to represent them. gingin
  • Score: 7

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