Preston City Council’s Deputy Mayor is standing down

Posted on - 12th November, 2019 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Cottam, Ingol, Politics, Preston City Centre, Preston News
Pauline Brown is stepping down as Deputy Mayor
Pic: Preston City Council

Councillor Mrs Pauline Brown will step down as Deputy Mayor of Preston at Council on 19th December.


The councillor is standing down in order to focus on her recovery and to receive treatment following a recent, serious illness.

Mrs Brown will continue other duties within the council including ward councillor and participating in relevant activities, including being a member of the Planning Committee, during this time.

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First elected in 2002, Councillor Mrs Pauline Brown has been actively involved on a long list of committees, forums and working groups as well as duties as a ward councillor for Lea and Cottam, Ingol, and now Ingol and Cottam.

Councillor Mrs Brown was Leader of the Preston and Wyre Liberal Democrats Group from May 2014 until May 2019, when she stepped down for health reasons.

Councillor Javed Iqbal JP, Ward Councillor for St. Matthew’s may be appointed Deputy Mayor for the remainder of the mayoral year after approval of the Full Council in December.

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Mayor of Preston, Councillor David Borrow, said, “It has been a pleasure to work with Pauline during this mayoral year so far, and I send her very best wishes from all at the council for a speedy recovery.

 “The second half of the year will be just as busy as the first, but I’m sure Javed will take up the reigns seamlessly.”

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