Council Of The Isles Of Scilly Has A New Chairman

New Council Chairman, Amanda Martin

New Council Chairman, Amanda Martin

The Council of the Isles of Scilly has a new Chairman.

At last night’s Full Council meeting, the first since the elections earlier this month, Cllr Amanda Martin was elected unopposed into the top seat after being nominated by Cllr Chris Thomas and seconded by Cllr Gordon Bilsborough.

It’s the third time the Council has elected a female Chairman and Amanda has previously served as Vice Chair.

Cllr Mrs Martin thanked members for their support and said she hoped she would be worthy of it.

In the same meeting, Cllr Dudley Mumford, a former Chair of Council, was elected as the new Vice Chair, again unopposed. He was nominated by Cllr Bilsborough and seconded by Cllr Gaz O’Neill.

Cllr Mumford thanked councillors for electing him to the office and said he would endeavour to carry out the policies they set and support the chairman for the next twelve months.

5 Responses to Council Of The Isles Of Scilly Has A New Chairman

  1. Nobby Nobbs May 22, 2013 at 12:47 pm

    Andy Guy as Equality and diversity champion!
    We did have a chuckle about that in the Nobb’s household.

  2. Ralph May 22, 2013 at 11:45 am

    A good result and pleased that no unelected member got vice.

  3. Happy Chappy. May 22, 2013 at 11:11 am

    Well done to Amanda.

    As my last comment ref Mr M was not published, I shall say nowt.

  4. Kev Wright May 22, 2013 at 11:00 am

    Best of luck Amanda! You would have received my nomination too. Let’s hope the new council can sensibly get to work on important matters now – with clarity and public support.

    • Pat Hicks May 22, 2013 at 1:54 pm

      Well said Kev. good luck Amanda and good luck to all the councillors.. you all have a lot of hard work ahead of you. !! may you all work well together. and have the publics support.