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And The New Mayor of Guildford is… Gordon Jackson

Published on: 5 May, 2016
Updated on: 5 May, 2016
Mayor Gordon Jackson

The new Mayor of Guildford, Cllr Gordon Jackson

The new Mayor and Deputy Mayor of Guildford have been appointed, following the Mayor-making ceremony at the Guildhall last night (May 4).

The Mayor for 2016-17 is Cllr Gordon Jackson (Con, Pirbright).

Gordon’s focus for his mayoral year is ‘Inspiring Tomorrow’s Solutions Today’ and builds on last year’s mayoral theme of ‘Inspiring Guildford’s Future Innovators’.

His two chosen charities are the Surrey Cancer Research Institute and the Surrey Hills Trust Fund.

The Mayor said: “My overall theme is to celebrate Guildford’s role at the heart of innovation, along two main strands. The first is to promote a culture and a sense of place in Guildford that supports continued innovation. The second is to highlight new approaches to the management of our landscapes and the role that an increased connection with the countryside can play in improved health and well-being.

“I believe it is important to meet the challenges of the future by encouraging innovative, sustainable solutions, balancing the needs of our society with smart economic growth whilst protecting our natural environment”.

Gordon has lived in Surrey for most of his life. He lived in Pirbright for 35 years and has been ward councillor since 2010.

In 2012-13 he was on the council’s Executive as lead councillor for economic development, tourism and heritage.

Prior to becoming Mayor, Gordon was a member of a number of council committees including the Planning and Licensing committees. He was also chairman of the Corporate Governance and Standards Committee.

The Deputy Mayor for 2016-17 is Cllr Nigel Manning.

See also: Local Radio Announces New Borough Council Executive

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  1. Ben Paton Reply

    May 7, 2016 at 6:56 am

    Gordon Jackson’s contribution to upholding the Nolan Principles as part of the Code of Conduct:

    Let’s hope his judgement improves.

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