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New Mayor of Burnley appointed

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Wednesday, 15 May, 2019

Councillor Anne Kelly has been aoppinted Mayor of Burnley 2019/20.

Here she introduces herself and some details about her background and plans for her year in office.

My name is Anne Kelly and I am the Mayor of Burnley for 2019/20.

I was born in Heywood, near Bury, but moved to Briercliffe as a small child and have lived here ever since.

I attended secondary school in Colne before moving on to Nelson and Colne College.

I must have enjoyed education because I subsequently qualified as a teacher and taught at St James Primary School and then Briercliffe Primary School for more than 25 years, as well as doing supply teaching in schools all over the borough.

I have been a Briercliffe parish councillor for almost 30 years and a borough councillor for 12 years, representing Briercliffe.

I’ve been married to John for 44 years and I’m very pleased that he’s agreed to act as my Consort. We have three children – Jill, Martin and Richard - and five grandchildren.

Together we have pledged to promote our borough and raise money for our chosen charity ELHT and Me to provide diagnostic scanners at Burnley General Hospital for early cancer detection. We also plan to make a donation to Burnley’s Talking Newspapers.

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