Old hand Terry to be St Edmundsbury’s new mayor

Terry Clements when he was made deputy mayor last May
Terry Clements when he was made deputy mayor last May

St Edmundsbury’s next mayor will be current deputy mayor Terry Clements, who has been a councillor since 1983.

When the choice was announced at last night’s full council meeting the longest serving councillor joked: “I’d like to thank the committee for having faith in me after such a short time on the council.”

The deputy mayor for 2017 will be Margaret Marks, whose councillor husband Tim died last January. She said: “What I’ve learned about this council is how together and supportive it is. It will be my great pleasure to support you.”