The town’s Charter Trustees have chosen a new Mayor of Grantham to serve from May.
Coun Linda Wootten is currently Deputy Mayor of Grantham and was selected without opposition at last night’s meeting of the Trustees.
Coun Wootten’s deputy will be Coun Mike Cook, who was deputy in 2014 until he suffered a heart attack on holiday and later resigned from the position because of his illness.
Coun Wootten said: “I am very pleased that the nomination went through and I am Mayor-elect. I look forward to taking up the position in May. It’s a privilege and an honour to represent the town.”
She added: “I am very pleased Mike will become my deputy because he was taken very poorly and had to stand down. I am looking forward to working with him. I see the deputy mayor as a support for the mayor and I will involve Mike in as much as I can.”
Coun Cook was on a cruise with his wife, Marjorie, towards the end of 2014 when he suffered the heart attack and underwent surgery in a hospital in Barcelona. In the May elections last year he kept his seat on South Kesteven District Council, representing the St Vincent’s ward.
Coun Wootten represents Grantham Harrowby ward on the district council and is portfolio holder for Arts, Leisure and Culture. She also represents Grantham East on Lincolnshire County Council.