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New Deputy Mayor for Kingston

Councillor Geoff Austin

Councillor Geoff Austin has been appointed as Deputy Mayor of the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames following the resignation of Councillor Mary Clark.

Sheila Austin, Councillor Geoff Austin’s wife, will therefore become Deputy Mayoress.

The Deputy Mayor will continue alongside the Mayor, Councillor Roy Arora, in the role until the end of the 2015/16 Mayoral term on 12 May. 

Councillor Geoff Austin, who is a Canbury Ward Councillor, was previously Deputy Mayor in 2010/11.

On taking on the role, Councillor Geoff Austin said: 

“I’m very proud to take on such a special position within Council for a second time. My wife Sheila and I look forward to getting involved in as many community events as possible, as well as helping to raise funds for the Mayor’s Charity, the Kingston Hospital Dementia Appeal.”

Councillor Roy Arora, Mayor of Kingston, said: 

“Myself and Mayoresses Manisha and Sonali are delighted with this appointment. We look forward to working alongside Geoff and Sheila over the next three months.”

To find out more about the Mayor and Deputy Mayor, or to donate to the Mayor’s Charity, see your Mayor.