Did you watch our new Mayor being sworn in?

Cllr Jim Dodds has now completed his year as Mayor of Kirklees and Cllr Christine Iredale, and her Deputy Mayor Cllr Gwen Lowe have been sworn in at the Mayor Making Ceremony on Wednesday 24 May 2017 in the Huddersfield Town Hall.

See more: Cllr Dodds reflected on his past year and gave his thanks to Kirklees for giving him the experience of being the Mayor of Kirklees in our article.

Kirklees Together Body Image (2)

Credit: Huddersfield Examiner, Cllr Christine Iredale

What happened during the ceremony?

The ceremony involved ‘proposing’ the new Mayor (6 minutes 20 seconds) and the proposal seconded, while she, and her consort received the Mayoral chains (29 minutes 2 seconds), to which Cllr Iredale then became our new Mayor.

We got a musical interlude while the switching of the Mayoral clothing took place, from the U3A ladies choir (16 minutes 45 seconds), where they sang 3 songs.

Our former-Mayor, Cllr Jim Dodds was thanked by councillors (46 minutes 5 seconds), and he gave his thanks while receiving a past Mayor’s badge.

Our new Deputy Mayor, Cllr Gwen Lowe, then gained her robes (58 minutes 50 seconds), and gave her thanks.

We recorded the event on Facebook LIVE, so feel free to watch and find the key events using the times above:


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