Cllr Martin Thomas took over as Whaley Bridge’s new civic leader on Thursday, 9 May. Outgoing chair Cllr Anne Winter handed him the chain of office and the all important gavil as he became chair of Whaley Bridge Town Council.
Like other members of the town council, Martin is non-political in this role. But earlier, he was one of three town councillors fighting to become a County Councillor. Martin, as a Labour candidate in the county council elections earlier this month, nearly doubled the party’s vote from four years ago.