James Johnson elected mayor of Hunstanton

xxx_outgoing mayor Andrew Murray with new mayor James Johnson_Picture.Elaine Bird

xxx_outgoing mayor Andrew Murray with new mayor James Johnson_Picture.Elaine Bird - Credit: Archant

Former deputy mayor James Johnson has replaced Andrew Murray as Hunstanton town mayor.

Mr Johnson was made mayor during a formal ceremony on May 20.

He said: 'It's a fantastic feeling. I am really honoured and proud to represent Hunstanton.'

The 65-year-old, who has lived in the town for more than 50 years, originally served as a councillor for 14 years and was deputy mayor for a year.

He was re-elected around four years ago and spent another two years serving as deputy.


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'I want to bring the town back together again,' said Mr Johnson.

He added one of the events he wanted to introduce during his mayoral year was centred around the gruesome legend of St Edmund, who arrived in Hunstanton around 865 AD and whose decapitated head was cared for by a wolf.

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Mr Johnson added he will support the Hunstanton Stroke Association and the East Anglian Air Ambulance.

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