If I am re-elected at next year's election I'll get to be mayor proper, and add my photo to the wall of mayors at the Civic Centre. I found I was to be nominated as deputy a few days ago, but last night it was made official at the Council AGM and Mayor Making ceremony - you can see my election on the webcast HERE.
I'm really looking forward to getting to see more of the community work that goes on in Torfaen, and the chance to meet lots of different groups and individuals. It will tie in nicely too with my planned 'Out and About in Torfaen' blog series I really need to make a start on. ;)
Anyway, to celebrate I thought I'd put together a post on my five favourite fictional mayors. In no particular order here are some mayors to (possibly not) aspire to...
#5. Mayor McCheese
#4. Mayoress Christabel Wickham
#3. Mayor of Casterbridge
#2. Mayor Quimby
#1. Mayor of Trumpton
He knows about the realities and preoccupations of local public office better than any of the others on the list, sadly nodding along to the park keeper's song: Can't they use the litter bin and not make such a mess!?
#1+. The Penguin