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Diss will be looking for a new Mayor next year




Cllr Julian Mason and Cllr Trevor Wenman upon their election as leader and Mayor, for a second term, in May this year.
Cllr Julian Mason and Cllr Trevor Wenman upon their election as leader and Mayor, for a second term, in May this year.

Diss will be looking for a new mayor next year.

It follows a statement by Cllr Trevor Wenman this morning on Park Radio that he will "definitely" not be standing for the role, next May.

Cllr Wenman was elected unanimously for a second term, in May of this year, along with Cllr Julian Mason as council leader.

Cllr Mason stepped down from the role as leader earlier this month after just seven months in the position.

Answering a question sent in from a listener, Cllr Wenman said: "I definitely wont be standing for mayor again. I have done it for two years running. We have the elections on the May 2."

Diss Town Council has deferred a decision over the question of a new leader until its full council meeting on January 9.

Councillors will recommend appointing a deputy mayor, instead of a leader, in the run up to the May elections.

The position of council leader was created two years ago when the mayoral role was split into two.

Mr Mason stepped up to the challenge, first as interim leader last December, after former town councillor Graham Minshull, and now south Norfolk councillor, resigned after two years, saying he wanted to give someone else the chance.



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