New Lord Mayor of Hull installed today

Hull's new Lord Mayor has been officially installed in her new role today.

The ceremony took place at the Guildhall today at 11am where Councillor Anita Harrison will be replaced the centenary Lord Mayor, Councillor Mary Glew.

She believes more young women of today should aspire to have a career in politics:

"When I think of the suffragettes, what they went through so that we could get the vote, it's wonderful; and it's a wonderful thing for young women to look at them and think, 'I can do that'. Young girls of 15 or 16, I want them to look and think I can do a career in politics, I could be the Lord Mayor, I could be the Prime Minister." 

The New Lord Mayor told KCFM about what she would like to see in Hull by the end of her term:

"I'd like to see small local businesses thriving. I want to say to the community, 'Use them or lose them.' It's alright shopping in the big supermarkets and saving a bit of money, but if you can help the local businesses, the economy's better." 

 

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