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Cally councillor ‘so pleased’ at becoming new Islington mayor

PUBLISHED: 16:50 12 May 2017 | UPDATED: 11:35 15 May 2017

Cllr Una O'Halloran becomes the new mayor of Islington. Picture: Em Fitzgerald

Cllr Una O'Halloran becomes the new mayor of Islington. Picture: Em Fitzgerald

Em Fitzgerald

Cllr Una O’Halloran has promised to “throw herself into the role” after being sworn in as Islington’s new mayor.

Cllr Una O'Halloran becomes the new mayor of Islington. Picture: Em FitzgeraldCllr Una O'Halloran becomes the new mayor of Islington. Picture: Em Fitzgerald

The Caledonian ward representative took over from outgoing mayor – and Jeremy Corbyn aide – Cllr Kat Fletcher at Islington’s annual general meeting in the town hall last night.

Cllr O’Halloran grew up in the borough and has been a councillor since her election in 2014. She served as Cllr Fletcher’s deputy last year.

Her chosen charity is the Angel Shed Theatre, an inclusive theatre company providing opportunities for children and young people across Islington to participate in performing arts.

Cllr O’Halloran said: “I am so pleased to become mayor of Islington and I am looking forward to throwing myself into the role.

Cllr Una O'Halloran, the new mayor of Islington, with her consort and husband, Ray. Picture: Em FitzgeraldCllr Una O'Halloran, the new mayor of Islington, with her consort and husband, Ray. Picture: Em Fitzgerald

“Islington is a fantastic borough and the mayor has the privilege of meeting a wide range of people and community organisations, experiencing first-hand some of the great work that they do.

“I am delighted to be supporting the Angel Shed Theatre as the mayor’s charity this year. They offer the chance for children from different backgrounds to be involved in drama and ensure that theatre is accessible for all.”

Hillrise Clllr Dave Poyser is the new deputy mayor.

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