Councillor Darren Hobson elected Mayor of Louth 2020/21

Louth’s town councillors chose Councillor Darren Hobson to be Mayor of Louth for 2020/21 at their first ‘virtual’ meeting last night (May 19).

Councillor Darren Hobson is the Mayor of Louth for 2020/21.

Coun Hobson, who has served on the town council since June 2015, takes on the role from Coun Fran Treanor who served for the 2019/20 mayoral term.

Meanwhile, Coun Jill Makinson-Sanders was voted in as the new Deputy Mayor.

The town council held its first virtual meeting using the ‘Zoom’ platform on Tuesday evening, with 19 of the 21 councillors in attendance.

Coun Fran Treanor is the outgoing mayor, having served the 2019/20 term.

After his election, Coun Hobson thanked his fellow councillors for electing him to represent Louth Town Council during the difficult year ahead, and following the meeting he gave thanks to Coun Treanor for the incredibly important job he had carried out, particularly during the last three months, in guiding the council and the town through the effects of the coronavirus crisis.

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