Gosport Mayor-elects speak of ‘privilege’ at selection

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THE two men set to be Gosport’s mayor and deputy mayor have spoken of 
their delight in being nominated.

Conservative Christchurch ward councillor Wayne Ronayne, currently the deputy mayor under Cllr John Beavis, will take up the top job at the Tory-led Gosport Borough Council this year.

His deputy-elect Cllr Keith Farr, member for Forton, is from the Labour opposition.

Cllr Ronayne spoke at full council on Tuesday.

He said: ‘It was with great privilege that I took your nomination.

‘It’s also a great honour to stand in the footsteps of those who have gone before.

‘I can only aspire to reach the pinnacle of the opportunities they brought.

‘What I also look forward to doing is working closely with the deputy mayor-elect.’

At the meeting Cllr Farr said: ‘I will support the mayor-elect in every way I can.’

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