VIDEO: New Mayor of Pendle

Pendle Council has made Coun. Smith Benson its new mayor. He has been a Conservative for scores of years.

He was welcomed to his new role at the Mayor-making Ceremony at Nelson Town Hall last night.

MAYOR MAKING 2013: The new Mayor and Mayoress of Pendle after the Mayor Making ceremony at Nelson Town Hall.'Photo Ben Parsons

MAYOR MAKING 2013: The new Mayor and Mayoress of Pendle after the Mayor Making ceremony at Nelson Town Hall.'Photo Ben Parsons

His daughter Mrs Margaret Ingham is the Mayoress. On our film footage you can here the Mayor’s grandchild louder than him! And a new Deputy Mayor and Mayoress were also appointed - Coun. Graham Roach and Mrs Joanne Sagar.

Full details on next week’s Leader Times Newspapers.