Councillor Lindsay Wilson has been elected as Poole’s 769th mayor at this year’s annual meeting of the council.
One of the highlights of Poole’s civic calendar saw Cllr Lindsay Wilson elected as Poole’s 769th mayor. The council’s annual meeting also saw Cllr Sean Gabrielle as sheriff and last year’s mayor Cllr Xena Dion elected deputy mayor.
The Mayor of Poole, Cllr Wilson, said, “I am extremely proud to be taking up this historic office for Poole. I will work hard to ensure that the people of Poole benefit from their mayor, and I will continue to raise Poole’s profile and promote what a wonderful town it is.”
She has served as councillor for the Newtown ward since 2015, previously being councillor for the Alderney ward since 2004.
The new mayor has chosen to support three projects for her mayoral year: Forest Holme, which provides palliative care and end of life to over 1,000 people, Restored, a charity supporting people suffering from eating disorders and CRASH, a hedgehog rescue charity.
The newly-appointed sheriff will support the mayor with her civic duties and responsibilities. He has served as a councillor for the Canford Heath West ward since 2015.
Poole is one of just 15 local authorities in the country to elect a sheriff.