High Wycombe’s new town mayor has said he was ‘honoured’ to take on the role ahead of his ‘weighing-in’ next week.

Nathan Thomas, the Conservative Bucks Councillor for Tylers Green & Loudwater will hold the prestigious post for the next year.

At just 21 years old, the Wycombe local is believed to be the town’s youngest ever mayor.

The councillor has already been nominated but will be formally elected at the annual general meeting of the Charter Trustees of High Wycombe on Saturday May 25.

His Tory colleague Cllr Tony Green, the member for Terriers & Amersham Hill, has been nominated as deputy mayor.

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The pair will be ‘weighed-in’ outside the Guildhall next weekend as part of a tradition dating to medieval times.

Other Charter Trustees and civic dignitaries will also attend the event following the annual general meeting.

In a statement, Cllr Thomas said: “It is an honour to be nominated by the Charter Trustees as mayor for the 2024/25 mayoral year for the town of High Wycombe.

“I was born and grew up in the Wycombe area, it is a privilege to be able to serve as mayor of our town.

“Throughout my time as a councillor and, more recently, deputy mayor 2023/24, I have seen first-hand the dedication and great work that is being arranged and conducted by so many people and community groups.

“Over the next year, I will work to highlight these local initiatives and I look forward to working with you.”

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