Holt votes in new deputy mayor after trio quit town council

New Holt deputy mayor Maggie Prior. Picture: NNDC

New Holt deputy mayor Maggie Prior. Picture: NNDC - Credit: NNDC

A new deputy mayor has been elected in Holt following the resignation of three town councillors.

Maggie Prior will replace Michael Hill in the role after he stood down before completing his term of office.

Two other former councillors Roger Percival and John Allison have also quit in the space of the last few weeks.

Speaking at Monday night's town council meeting Mayor Duncan Baker said: 'I thank them for their time, commitment contribution to the town - John served an incredible 18 years.'

Mr Baker added he made no apology for taking a 'strong grip' with a number of projects coming to the fore including a heritage trail, a new town council managed car park on Cley Road and the forging of a neighbourhood plan.

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Ms Prior, who is Cabinet member for health and wellbeing on North Norfolk District Council, was elected deputy mayor by nine votes to one.

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