Islington’s new mayor ready to make music

Cllr Richard Greening has been sworn in as Islington's new mayor

Cllr Richard Greening has been sworn in as Islington's new mayor - Credit: Archant

Cllr Richard Greening named as 51st modern mayor of borough

Islington’s next mayor has been named as Cllr Richard Greening.

The councillor was sworn in at a meeting of the full council on Thursday night last week.

Cllr Greening will be the borough’s figurehead for the next 12 months, while his wife Patricia Bradbury, who was mayor in the 1970s, will be his consort.

He said: “Charities play a vital part in our community and make a very real difference to local lives, despite budget pressures and constant challenges.

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“I look forward to celebrating and championing their work over the next 12 months.”

The mayor’s charity for 2015/16 will be Music First.

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He said: “Music First helps children in many ways and not just with music – it influences the other aspects of their lives.”

He added: “I want to help many more Islington children enjoy music-making and the benefits that it brings them by choosing Music First as my charity.”

The deputy mayor of Islington for the next year will be Cllr Kat Fletcher.

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