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New mayor Daniel Williams sworn in for Porthleven

By West Briton  |  Posted: May 15, 2014

  • The new deputy mayor Barbara Powell and the new Mayor Daniel Williams of Porthleven pictured today (Tuesday). Picture by Colin Higgs

  • The new mayor Daniel Williams and his deputy Barbara Powell.

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PORTHLEVEN councillor Daniel Williams has been sworn in as the new mayor for the next civic year.

He replaces Mark Berryman, who stood down as mayor after his term of office last week.

Barbara Powell was elected to the position of deputy mayor.

Mr Williams said: "I am really humbled to be mayor and look forward to the next 12 months serving the people of Porthleven."

He thanked Mr Berryman and said he had been a huge help and guidance in the previous civic year. Mr Williams, 59, is a healthcare assistant at Helston Community Hospital.

He was born and brought up in Porthleven. After a time away when he joined the Catholic priesthood, he went to work at the then church-run St Michael's Hospital.

"That was only supposed to be for six months but 25 years later I am still working in health care," Mr Williams said.

He also praised the abilities of his new deputy, Mrs Powell.

She said Porthleven had a wonderful sense of community which she discovered after moving to the port upon retirement.

She said: "I think Porthleven has so much going for it and it is a great honour for me to be deputy mayor."

Mr Williams has nominated his mayor's charities for the year as Porthleven Medical Centre and the Porthleven Christmas Lights Appeal.

One of his first engagements will be a royal visit by the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, who are coming to talk about storm damage, on May 27.

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