Mike for mayor

Mayor Mike Thompson
Mayor Mike Thompson

HAMPDEN PARK’S Mike Thompson has tonight been voted in as Eastbourne’s new mayor.

Mike, a ward councillor for Hampden Park and a Liberal Democrat on the borough council, will replace Carolyn Heaps who is stepping down after a two year stint as the town’s first citizen.

He was sworn in at the annual mayor making ceremony at Eastbourne Town Hall tonight in front of family and friends.

His deputy for the year will be fellow Lib Dem councillor Janet Coles, who represents Old Town.