Tory Councillor voted next Lord Mayor of Portsmouth

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TORY councillor Frank Jonas has been unanimously voted in as the next Lord Mayor of Portsmouth.

Filled with pride, Cllr Jonas walked in to this morning’s mayor making ceremony wearing the city’s mayoral robes to the sound of Happy Days Are Here Again from 1930s film Chasing Rainbows.

Councillor Frank Jonas has been voted in to serve as the next Lord Mayor of Portsmouth

Councillor Frank Jonas has been voted in to serve as the next Lord Mayor of Portsmouth

Cllr Jonas, who was previously the Lord Mayor between 2012 and 2013, was put forward by Tory council leader Cllr Donna Jones to take up the role again.

Former Labour councillor David Horne, as last year’s deputy lord mayor, was due to take up the position but lost his seat at the local election.

Cllr Jonas said he was proud to be elected and will be revealing in the coming weeks the charities he will be supporting this year.

Outgoing Lord Mayor Cllr Steven Wylie spoke of his experiences and said one of his highlights was becoming a father for the second time during his time in office.