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24 May 2013.   The new Mayor of Ellesmere Port is Councillor Bob Crompton.

Councillor Crompton is married, has four children and four grandchildren and has lived in Ellesmere Port since 1993.

Prior to settling in Ellesmere Port he served in the Royal Air Force for almost thirty years during which time he served in most areas of Great Britain and in various locations from Gibraltar to Hong Kong.

After leaving the RAF he became a Councillor for Ellesmere Port and Neston Borough Council.

For Cheshire West and Chester Council he is a member for Whitby. During the Council’s ‘shadow’ year he became the Chairman of Culture and Recreation and recently has been Assistant Executive Member for Culture and Recreation.

He is also Chairman of the Board of Directors of Brio Leisure, the community interest company set up to run the Borough’s leisure facilities.

Last year Councillor Crompton was the Sheriff of Chester.

Councillor Crompton was associated with the Scout Association for many years and was leader in different locations around the UK and in Hong Kong.

Councillor Crompton says: “I am looking forward to being Mayor of Ellesmere Port and have a definite view of what I hope to achieve during my year in office.

“I will aim to meet as many people as I can, support as many different organisations which work selflessly for the good of Ellesmere Port, and support the community initiatives of the Our Place team.

“I also look forward to working with the Ellesmere Port Development Board to promote the interests of our vibrant town.”

The new Deputy Mayor of Ellesmere Port is Councillor Brian Jones who has a great deal of experience in the role, having been twice Mayor of the former Ellesmere Port and Neston Council.

A member for Whitby, he was born in Liverpool and served with the British Army. On his return he worked for Vauxhall Motors and then H H Robertsons for 28 years.

He is a founder member and past Chairman of the Cross Roads charity and was Mayor of Ellesmere Port and Neston in 1989/90 and 2004/5. For Ellesmere Port and Neston Council he was a past Chairman of the Licensing committee and Leisure Services committee.

Councillor Jones was also a County Councillor for eight years and was made an Honorary Alderman.

Councillor Jones said: “I am privileged to be the new Deputy Mayor and consider the post a great honour. I look forward to meeting all the different organisations and voluntary groups, especially those involving children and young people.”

Councillor Jones is now a bank nurse for the NHS and covers five hospitals. He is married to Joan and has two grown-up sons and three grandsons.

Mayor of Ellesmere Port, Councillor Bob CromptonMayor of Ellesmere Port, Councillor Bob Crompton, Mayoress Liz Crompton and Deputy Mayor, Councillor Brian Jones

Mayor of Ellesmere Port, Councillor Bob Crompton, Mayoress Liz Crompton and Deputy Mayor, Councillor Brian Jones