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New Corby Town Mayor announcement 2023-24

Mayor Leanne Buckingham & Deputy Mayor Ross Armour

Corby Town Council are delighted to announce at last night's Annual Full Council Meeting, Councilor Leanne Buckingham was made Mayor of Corby and Cllr Ross Armour Deputy Mayor.

The evening started by thanking the previous Mayor, Tafadzwa Chikoto for his work over the last year. He then paid tribute to his family, council members, officers and Leanne Buckingham for all her support and hard work as Deputy Mayor.

Mayor Leanne Buckingham served as Deputy Mayor in 2022-23, and attended many events over the year. As our first lesbian Mayor, she nominated her partner Kathleen Prior as her consort.

Mayor Buckingham acceptance speech paid tribute to her Grandad and Mother, Lyn who have both served the communities over many years and have been her inspiration to continue to serve the voluntary sector as well.

Mayor Buckingham's theme this year is Citizenship. She has chosen to support three charities this year who all have a keen focus on giving back to the community.

  • North Northants Community First Responders who are trained volunteers who can give lifesaving aid to members of our community.
  • Corby District Lions who have done so much locally to bring our community together from hosting afternoon tea parties for our more mature members of society to hosting fun days for families.
  • Teamwork Trust who are passionate about ensuring that everyone has access to the same chance's choices and opportunities.

Mayor Buckingham quoted "I am looking forward to hosting a lunch with the three charities in the next few weeks where we will pull together a year of activity focused on raising much needed funds and recruiting more good citizens.

Deputy Leader Martyn Reuby said "This year will see new initiatives from Corby Town Council to include Corby's first ever Pride event and the formation of a Youth Council, both initiatives which are very close to our Mayor's heart. I know that this will be a very productive year for the chosen charities and I wish Mayor Buckingham and Deputy Mayor Armour all the councils full support.

Posted: Wed, 31 May 2023 13:36 by Clerk

Tags: Mayor, community