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Cllr Felicity Banks, of Roding ward, will be the next Mayor of Redbridge.

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The Liberal Democrat councillor will take over from the current Mayor, Cllr Muhammed Javed, in May.

Cllr Banks, a former deputy mayor who has been a Roding councillor since 1998, will be inaugurated at a full council meeting.

She said: “I was delighted, honoured, all the words you can imagine.

“I will get to see even more people who do such a lot for the borough.”

Cllr Banks is planning to meet council officers to discuss Redbridge charities which she could fundraise for during her mayoral year.

Cllr Javed said: “I’m delighted for her.

“She’s a very nice lady and she will make an excellent Mayor.”

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