CHESHAM town council unanimously elected their new mayor on Tuesday evening at the council’s annual meeting.

Councillor Qaser Chaudhry was appointed into the role having previously served as the deputy mayor.

In his new role, the Mayor will preside over the meetings of the council as well as attending ceremonial and civic functions, including Chesham’s Remembrance Sunday parade and the Civic Service.

Mr Chaudhry will also represent the town in functions outside of Chesham, including visits to Friedrichsdorf, Archena and Houilles - the three towns that Chesham is twinned with in Germany, Spain and France.

Qaser has lived locally in the Newtown area of Chesham for several years and has been the local community since moving to the town.

Outgoing mayor Councillor Jane MacBean was also thanked for her commitment to the town and her charity work.

Chesham Town Council said in a statement on twitter: “A huge well done to our past, previous Mayor, Cllr Jane MacBean, who last night presented a cheque for £12,500 to Impress the Chess, her Mayoral Charity - which conserves and enhances the chalk stream River Chess in Chesham.”

Councillor Rod McCulloch was unanimously elected to the position of deputy mayor.