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Dragon Interview: The Mayor of Guildford, Cllr Richard Billington

Published on: 2 Jul, 2020
Updated on: 6 Jul, 2020

Cllr Richard Billington

The Mayor of Guildford, Cllr Richard Billington, is interviewed by Guildford Dragon editor Martin Giles and describes the impact the Coronavirus pandemic has had on his mayoralty and gives a standout example of Guildford’s community spirit.

He also discusses the challenges of chairing council meetings and why the Mayor of Guildford, a mostly ceremonial role, needs to be an elected councillor.

See also: Mayor’s Position Locked Down for an Extra Year, Mayor Making Cancelled and ‘Extraordinarily Selfless’ Care Home Staff Camp Out to Protect Residents

Finally, in what turned out to be the last day of an undivided Conservative Group at Millmead, he says how he intended to face the leadership issue within his party…

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