In search of a compromise on the Mayor’s inauguration

Painted HallPlease note this post is from my previous blog. To read my posts during the 2017 General Election campaign click here.

Last night I attended the Mayor’s inauguration in the magnificent Painted Hall at the Old Royal Naval College. It’s fair to say I’ll never be the kind of councillor who goes in for the pomp and ceremony that attaches itself to local democracy, which is often rather over the top – but it was an interesting experience nonetheless (the highlight being the wonderful choir from Ealdham Primary School, where I’m a governor, who had been invited by the new Mayor and Mayoress after their long-standing connection with the school. They were terrific!) Continue reading In search of a compromise on the Mayor’s inauguration