This years Mayor of Bridgwater is Fairfax East ward Town Councillor Alec Glassford .
Alex was born in Scotland and has lived in Bridgwater for more than 30 years and so is now officially, still Scottish. He worked for the Health service for 10 years in management and as a general manager at Paragon Laundry in Bridgwater for 14 years. Alex has also been engaged in voluntary work as a school bus driver . He was Treasurer of the Railway club for 6 years and ran his own business for the past 5. He has been the chairman of the GWRSA (Exeter area) for the past 8 years.
Alex is Town Councillor for the Fairfax East ward and a District Councillor for Fairfax.
Alex sits on the Planning and Licensing committees on Sedgemoor.
Mayoress for the year 2016-17 will be Wyndham Ward Labour Councillor Liz Leavy
Deputy Mayor is Fairfax West ward Labour Councillor Graham Granter
Alec had a specially Scots themed Mayor Making with a Highland piper (from somewhere up on Mendip) leading the way and then performing at the official Town Hall reception afterwards, until he mysteriously disappeared. Presumed shot.
In his acceptance speech Alec called on his people to ‘get off their backsides’ if they wanted to change the town, before ceremonially piping in the ham rolls and toasting the pork pie with the time honoured “you’ll have had your tea then?”.