Independent Councillor Fay Gooch has been selected as the new Mayor of Maidstone following a selection process from fellow councillors. Cllr Gooch will take up her new position if she is re-elected on the 6 May local elections.
Speaking to Jason McCrossan on the Home Time Show on Maidstone Radio, Fay said becoming Mayor “is a privilege, it’s an honour. We are the figure heads for the borough”.
Cllr Gooch thanked the present Mayor Marion Ring saying she had provided “stability” over the last 12 months, after she stayed on for an extra year because of COVID19 and the lockdown’s which stopped the Mayor’s engagements. Cllr Gooch spoke about the key priorities for the new Mayor in the year ahead and about the measures that will be in place to ensure the local elections on the 6 May are COVID secure.
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