21st May 2017

Shipston Town Council elects new Mayor and Deputy Mayor

New MayorShipston Town Council elected Dan Scobie as the new Town Mayor at its Annual General Meeting in May. Councillors also appointed Councillor Ian Cooper as Deputy Mayor for the year ahead. 

Dan is no stranger to demanding roles, having established and run the Shipston Food Festival for four years, and taken on the role of Chairman of Shipston Rugby Club in 2016.

In his first role as Mayor, Dan Scobie led heartfelt thanks to Ronnie Murphy, who has now served two terms as Shipston Town Mayor. He said: “It is important that we recognise the level of dedication Ronnie has shown to our town. She has worked very hard for Shipston and has always been prepared to put herself out to ensure the smooth running of the town council.

“I would also like to congratulate Ian Cooper on his appointment as deputy and look forward to a busy year ahead. “ 

Ronnie Murphy thanked all town councillors for supporting her during both her terms in office, and gave special thanks to Georgina and Jayne for their guidance and help, as well as to consort, chauffeur and listener, Aubrey Brookhouse.

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