The serving mayor of Amersham was nominated to carry on the job after a Town Council meeting on Monday.

Amersham councillors nominated the Liberal Democrat councillor Mark Roberts at the annual meeting on May 16.

Councillor Roberts accepted the nomination, while Jane Barnes accepted to remain as the Deputy Town Mayor.

He thanked other councillors, staff and members of the public for their support over the past year, and said it was a privilege to accept the chains of office for another year.

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He said: “I feel honoured and privileged to have been chosen at this evening's town council meeting to serve a second term as Mayor of Amersham, along with my Deputy Cllr Jane Barnes.

“I look forward to another year of attending events on behalf of the people of Amersham, meeting so many people, visiting community groups and helping promote local businesses and events.”

In the April Town Council by-election, voters elected the Liberal Democrat candidate Dr Elizabeth Shepherd. 

Dr Shepherd took the seat with 47.3 percent of votes, closely followed by Conservative’s Clive Morgan with 42 percent. 

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