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Who will be elected as the new town mayor?

Aylesbury's mayor cllr Tom Hunter Watts with his wife Ayse and their new baby som Emre, pictured at their home in Aylesbury

Aylesbury's mayor cllr Tom Hunter Watts with his wife Ayse and their new baby som Emre, pictured at their home in Aylesbury

Aylesbury’s new ceremonial mayor will be elected as current mayor Tom Hunter-Watts’ term of office comes to an end.

Mr Hunter-Watts has had an eventful run in the post, becoming a father for the first time while in situ.

And the Conservative, who works as a nurse at Stoke Mandeville Hospital, said being mayor had been life-changing.

Mr Hunter-Watts took on the role in September following the sudden death of incumbent mayor Steve Patrick.

He said: “I have so many lovely memories from so many different events, it has been one of the best experiences of my life.

“I have particularly loved anything to do with children, like speaking to children at Turnfurlong Junior School about what it is like to be mayor.

“My father, who died two years ago, was involved with the Royal British Legion. It was a pity he wasn’t there to see me lay the wreath on Remembrance Day which was a great honour.”

And Mr Hunter-Watts enjoyed a rather unusual perk of the job when registering the birth of his son, Emre.

He said: “I was thrilled when I went to register his birth and I had to write my occupation. I thought, ‘Shall I say nurse or shall I say mayor?’

“I decided to go with mayor!”

He added: “It’s a pity he won’t remember it, but his daddy will tell him stories about it for years to come.”

Mr Hunter-Watts will not stand for a second term, and the new mayor will be 
chosen by Aylesbury Town Council at their meeting tomorrow (Thursday).

 

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