Councillor to serve second term as mayor after deputy’s election defeat

Mayor of Ely, Councillor Lis Every, invests her new deputy, Councillor Ian Lindsay.Picture: MIKE ROU

Mayor of Ely, Councillor Lis Every, invests her new deputy, Councillor Ian Lindsay.Picture: MIKE ROUSE. - Credit: Archant

Councillor Lis Every has been elected for a second term as the mayor of Ely, it was announced on Monday night.

Councillor Lis Every has been elected for a second term as the mayor of Ely, it was announced on Monday night.

Former councillor John Yates, who was the deputy mayor, was due to take over the chain and robes of office but lost his seat at the election held earlier this month, leaving the City of Ely Council without a mayor elect.

At the annual meeting of the city council, on Monday, Councillor Richard Hobbs proposed that Cllr Every serve for a second term and the motion was accepted without opposition.

Councillor Ian Lindsay was proposed and accepted as deputy mayor for 2015/16 and will take over from Cllr Every as mayor of Ely next year.