New Mayor for Walsall

Councillor Chris Towe was elected as Mayor of Walsall with Councillor Anthony Harris as Deputy Mayor for 2023-24.

The new mayor takes over from Councillor Rose Martin, who has held the position since last year.

Both were sworn in on the 22 May, as the ceremony is one of the highlights in Walsall’s civic calendar, with the new Mayor receiving the robes and chains of office and naming the charities that will benefit from fundraising activities during their time in office. The Mayor of Walsall, Councillor Chris Towe, said,

“I am very proud to be able to serve the borough of Walsall and I’d like to thank Councillor Rose Martin for all her hard work during her term of office, which included the Platinum Jubilee celebrations, the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, and the coronation of His Majesty King Charles III.

“I’m looking forward to meeting residents and representing the borough for the next 12 months. “My chosen charities for the year are Well Wishers, Acorns Hospice, Walsall Community Network and the Walsall arm of Santa’s Black Country Toy Appeal.”


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