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Cllr Brackenridge elected as new Mayor of Wolverhampton

Councillor Greg Brackenridge was elected as the 162nd Mayor of Wolverhampton at last night’s (May 19) full council meeting.
 Councillor Brackenridge, who was first elected to City of Wolverhampton Council in 1996 and represents the Wednesfield South ward, has made his motto for the year: “Unity is strength. We are greater than the sum of our parts, we achieve more when we work together than we could ever achieve alone.”
 Councillor Brackenridge has been Deputy Mayor for the past two years. He will replace Councillor Claire Darke as the city’s first citizen.
 The Mayoress for 2021/2022 will be Councillor Brackenridge’s wife, Sureena Brackenridge.
Councillor Brackenridge represents Wolverhampton as Chair of the West Midlands Fire Authority. He also serves on the Local Government Association National Fire Services Management Committee and the National Joint Council for fire and rescue services and is currently Chair of the Fire Safety Scrutiny panel.
 He said: “It is an honour to be elected mayor of the city in which I was born and raised and has always been my home.
 Councillor Sandra Samuels OBE was elected Deputy Mayor at last night’s meeting.