Sally Carr is inaugurated as #Southend’s 93rd Mayor
11th May 2012
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Sally Carr is inaugurated as Southend’s 93rd Mayor

Councillor Sally Carr was today (Thursday 10th May) inaugurated as the 93rd Mayor of Southend.

Hundreds of council officials, residents, family members and friends attended the Council Chamber at the Civic Centre to witness the traditional Mayor Making ceremony.

Cllr Carr, who was appointed Deputy Mayor in 2011, took over as first citizen of the Borough from Councillor David Norman.

The retired school teacher, who represents St Luke’s Ward, was first elected to the Council on 1st May, 1991. She will be assisted in her Mayoral duties by her son Philip.

A member of the Council’s Conservative Group, Cllr Carr is the 93rd person to be inaugurated as Mayor of Southend.

She was the Council’s portfolio holder for Children and Learning from 2001 to 2008 and currently serves on the Children and Lifelong Learning Scrutiny Committee and the Economic and Environmental Scrutiny Committee.

Widowed mother-of-three Cllr Carr has lived in Southend all her life and attended Bournemouth Park School and Southend High School for Girls.

Her chosen charities will be the Kick Start Fund for underprivileged children, the Full Blood Count Analyser at Southend General Hospital’s Elizabeth Lowry Ward and the Motor Neurone Disease Association.

Guests at the Mayor Making Ceremony included Southend West MP David Amess, former MP Sir Teddy Taylor and Southend United Chairman Ron Martin. 

Councillor Brian Kelly, who represents Southchurch Ward for the Conservatives, was sworn in as Deputy Mayor.


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