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Former Royal Navy Captain sets course for fantastic year as Mayor

A former naval Captain has been announced as the new Mayor of Test Valley following an Annual Full Council meeting on Wednesday 22 May.

Councillor Ian Jeffrey, who spent 37 years in the Royal Navy and now represents the Mid Test ward on Test Valley Borough Council, will be supported by his wife, Maura Jeffrey, as Mayoress.

At the same meeting at Crosfield Hall in Romsey, Councillor Linda Lashbrook was appointed Deputy Mayor.

Mayor of Test Valley, Councillor Ian Jeffrey, said: “I am very much looking forward to representing our delightful borough during my mayoral year. I hope to meet many fellow Test Valley citizens, meet, support and encourage local businesses, enjoy and encourage local arts and culture, support local charities and showcase all that the stunning Test Valley has to offer.”