Norwich man to become new Lord Mayor of Coventry
- Credit: Coventry City Council
A man from Norwich has been picked to become the next Lord Mayor... of Coventry.
Tony Skipper was born in Norwich, but it is in the West Midlands that he has forged his political career.
After graduating from the University of East Anglia, he studied for a postgraduate degree at Warwick University and ended up making Coventry his home.
He became a city councillor for the city's Earlsdon ward in 1995. He represented that ward for four years and was then elected in Radford ward in 2001, which he has served ever since.
Mr Skipper said: 'I am honoured to take on the role of Lord Mayor and this year will take on added importance for me as we take the city further forward as a contender for the 2021 City of Culture.
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'Coventry is a very diverse city with both young and old, but we must continue to look ahead and not get too nostalgic so we don't halt progression.'
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