Uppingham Town Council appoints Liz Clarke as mayor
A new mayor has taken charge in Uppingham.
Councillor Liz Clarke has been voted into the role after her predecessor Stephen Rozak completed his time in office.
Liz joined Uppingham Town Council three years ago and has served as deputy mayor for the past two years.
She has lived in Uppingham with her husband Nick since 2012.
The couple run a communications consultancy, working with charities and third sector organisations across the country.
Liz is also chairperson of governors at Uppingham Primary School and an active member of St Peter and St Paul's Church.
She said: "I’m committed to accessible spaces, youth provision and maintaining a safe and beautiful town for everyone. I hope to lead council wisely, actively and with creativity.”
Councillor Dave Ainslie was elected as deputy mayor.
He was first elected to the town council in 2011 and served as mayor between 2014 and 2016.
Dave is is known within the town as a volunteer driver and coordinator for the Uppingham Hopper.
He said: “It is a privilege to be an elected town councillor and to be able to represent the people of Uppingham.
"I am very much looking forward to supporting Liz during her time as mayor.”
Liz and Dave will serve until May 2023, when elections will take place for a new full council.