New Mayor of Amersham Council announced after Conservatives lose control

Liberal Democrats have gained control of Amersham Town Council with 8 of their candidates being elected as Town Councillors.

Thursday, 20th May 2021, 10:03 am
Updated Thursday, 20th May 2021, 10:04 am
Cllr Mark Roberts is the new Mayor

Cllr Mark Roberts announced as the new Mayor, and he is pledging to revitalise the town centre and engage the community.

The new Liberal Democrat Mayor of Amersham Town Council has been announced following the party winning control of the Council.

The Liberal Democrats gained seats from the Conservatives during the recent local elections to become the largest party on the council. Across Chesham and Amersham, the Liberal Democrats increased their vote share as well as becoming the official opposition to the Conservatives on the new Buckinghamshire Unitary Council.

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Cllr Mark Roberts was announced as the new Mayor at a Town Council meeting on Monday 17th May, and has pledged to make revitalising the town centre and engaging the community his top priorities.

Following his appointment as Mayor of Amersham Town Council, Cllr Mark Roberts said:

“It is an honour to serve my local community on the Town Council. We spoke to thousands of local people who told us that they had little contact with their local councillors and that it was time for new ideas and a fresh start.

“We are committed to be champions for local people, to engage with the community and fight for a greener and better future for Amersham. We must revitalise the town centre after our beloved high street shops, pubs and restaurants have suffered months of difficult lockdowns.

“As Lib Dems we will stand up against Conservative plans to pave over green belt with unaffordable speculative developments.”

“It is clear that Lib Dems can beat the Conservatives in Buckinghamshire. With the Chesham and Amersham by-election taking place next month, I am confident my party can win again.”