Peterborough chooses its new mayor - IN PHOTOS

Last night saw the annual mayor making ceremony in Peterborough, with councillors choosing the city’s First Citizen for the next 12 months.

Tuesday, 21st May 2019, 12:33 pm
Mayormaking at PCC full council meeting for Mayor of Peterborough Coun. Gul Nawaz and Mayoress Amreen Khauser and Deputy Mayoress Diane Lamb EMN-190520-223136009
Mayormaking at PCC full council meeting for Mayor of Peterborough Coun. Gul Nawaz and Mayoress Amreen Khauser and Deputy Mayoress Diane Lamb EMN-190520-223136009

Conservative councillor Gul Nawaz was chosen after a fractious vote where he was challenged for the role by Labour’s Cllr Darren Fower. Cllr Diane Lamb was chosen as deputy mayor, also after a vote. PT photographer David Lowndes captured the meeting.

Outgoing deputy mayoress (Cllr Judy Fox) and outgoing mayoress (Doreen Roberts) with Cllr Shazia Bashir
The meeting in the Town Hall

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Voting in the Town Hall
Voting in the Town Hall
Mayoress Amreen Khauser and outgoing mayoress Doreen Roberts
Cllr Nawaz takes up his seat as mayor
Cllr Nawaz and outgoing mayor Cllr Chris Ash
Cllr Nawaz
Cllr Nawaz
Cllr Nawaz
Cllr Nawaz
Cllr Ash and Cllr Fox
The new mayor and mayoress
Cllr Nawaz
Cllr Nawaz
Deputy mayor Cllr Diane Lamb and Cllr Nawaz
The new mayor and mayoress
The new mayor and mayoress after the ceremony
Cllr Nawaz after the ceremony
Cllr Nawaz after the ceremony
Cllr Nawaz after the ceremony
Cllr Nawaz and former mayor Charles Swift
New Mayor of Peterborough Cllr Gul Nawaz
Voting during the meeting