Birkdale’s Iain Brodie Browne is new Mayor of Sefton Borough May 19th, 2016 jmr jmr Latest News Shares Comments Birkdale’s Iain Brodie Browne is new Mayor of Sefton Borough Liberal Democrat Councillor Iain Brodie Browne has been installed as Mayor of the Borough of Sefton. Councillor Brodie Browne has served the Kew and Birkdae Wards and gained 20,573 votes in Southport constituency in the 1983 General Election. At his Mayoral Reception in the Atkinson Centre, Cllr Brodie Browne thanked his predecessor Stephen Kermode and explained his priorities for the coming year: “For 36 years I have worked alongside people with mental health issues on their journey to living a full and independent life. I hope to use the opportunity that the mayoralty gives me to continue to challenge the stigma and ignorance that so often blights their lives inhibiting them from playing their full part in our communities. I intend to work alongside the 800 group of charities-so called because together they have given 800 years of service to our communities-to include those who are often excluded from the life of the borough. Cllr Brodie Browne said: “Looking at the diary for the coming year, it is dominated by the remembrance of war. We mark the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme at events throughout the borough. I shall be at Southport where the war memorial has a special chapel dedicated to those young men who died there. I shall lay a paving stone dedicated to a Bootle man who received the Victoria Cross for his bravery on the centenary of his death. In June shall the Royal Hotel to commemorate the battle of Waterloo in the district named after the battle. It is a blessing that Europe has found a peaceful way of resolving its disputes. During the year I hope to have the opportunity, on behalf of the Borough, to thank individuals, voluntary groups, faith communities and businesses who make our Borough such a diverse and successful place.” Councillor Brodie Browne is pictured above immediately after his installation with his daughter and twin granddaughters. He is planning to communicate his mayoral activities through a new blog: http://themayoralblog.blogspot.co.uk/2016/05/the-beginning-of-my-mayoral-year.html Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07581350321 Email [email protected] Facebook www.facebook.com/otsnews.co.uk Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Breaking local news as it happens, searchable archives with photographs, the ability to instantly comment on news articles – there are so many advantages to OTS (Onthespot) News. If you want your news read locally online then send it to [email protected]– relying only on the newspaper is to restrict yourself to an ever reducing audience. Related Comments comments!