Friday, May 18, 2007

Out with the new, in with the old

I have just sat through the annual council meeting in Gateshead. We have just appointed the new mayor and deputy. Contrary to my blog entry last nigh, Gateshead Labour group have gone against tradition and appointed as mayor a member who has been around for quite some time, rather than having only recently been elected. And what's more, the new mayor, David Lynn, was mayor only 2 years ago.

And sticking with the theme of putting the boot in on tradition, the new deputy mayor, Malcolm Brain, is the existing deputy mayor!

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