ELLESMERE PORT has elected its first mayor since 1974.
Cheshire West and Chester councillor Tony Sherlock was elected at the inaugural meeting of the town’s Charter Trustees.
He will be invested with the chain of office on May 19.
Cllr Sherlock said: “I aim to give a high profile to disabled people’s needs and raise awareness of all disabilities.
“I have been a green campaigner all my life. I hope to improve the amount of recycling in the borough.
“I also want to ensure people who volunteer in the town are recognised for their work.”
Cllr Sherlock (Labour) who represents Grange and Rossmore has been a councillor for 31 years and was mayor of the former borough of Ellesmere Port and Neston in 1993-94.
The new mayoralty was formed after the former Ellesmere Port and Neston Borough Council expressed its wish that the town maintained a civic role after being replaced by Cheshire West and Chester Council on April 1 so official links were maintained with charities, voluntary groups and businesses.
An engineer by profession, Cllr Sherlock is married to Pat and they have two grown up children, Gareth and Catherine.