Ely welcomes a new mayor to the city

Ely Mayor making. Cllr Ian Lindsay left is the new mayor, outgoing mayor Cllr Lis Every centre and d

Ely Mayor making. Cllr Ian Lindsay left is the new mayor, outgoing mayor Cllr Lis Every centre and deputy mayor Cllr Richard Hobbs - Credit: Archant

With all the trappings of pomp and splendour the new mayor has been welcomed into the city of Ely.

Ely Mayor making

Ely Mayor making - Credit: Archant

Outgoing mayor Councillor Lis Every, who has served two terms, handed over the chains of office to Cllr Ian Lindsay.

His deputy is Cllr Richard Hobbs who has been mayor three times.

It is thought that the open meeting was the most attended in the 42 years of mayor making ceremonies.

Cllr Lindsay has been on the city council since May 2014 and sits on all of the committees.

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He also represents the council on the board of trustees of Ely Museum, the Paradise Centre, the East Cambridgeshire Access group and the Ely Ribe Twinning Association.

A retired physician, he served in the RAF Medical Branch for nearly thirty years, followed by ten years in private occupational health medicine.

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He has lived in Ely for 16 years and his three children were boarders at Kings School whilst he was in the RAF, so Ely has always been central to his family life.

He is involved in Ely Tennis Club, director and secretary of Ely Outdoors Sports Association and a director of Newmarket Real Tennis Club.

Ian also sits as a trustee of St Peter’s Church in Ely and is vice president of the Ely Branch of the RAF Association.

Cllr Hobbs is a third generation city councillor and was first elected in 1993, serving Ely West Ward.

He now represents Ely East, both as a city and district councillor, where he has served since 1997.

He represents the council on Needhams Foundation and the Allotments Association.

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