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No change at top of Helston Council, unless elections stymie plans!
11:00am Thursday 7th March 2013 in Cornwall
There is set to be no change in the leadership of Helston Town Council for the forthcoming year - provided elections don't throw a spanner in the works.
Currently serving mayor Jonathan Radford-Gaby and deputy mayor Michael Thomas have once again been nominated for their respective roles during the 2013/2014 civic year.
They were uncontested during a nominations meeting of the council last Thursday, as the only candidates put forward.
It is generally traditional for Helston's post holders to serve two terms in office before a change of faces, but as the town saw two years ago this is not always guaranteed.
When it came to then-mayor John Boase coming up for re-nomination in 2011 there was something of a hoo-ha. At the time the council nominated behind closed doors and sensationally voted against Mr Boase serving a second term.
This caused such uproar in the town, however, that this decision was abandoned and nominations took place again, this time in public - where they have remained ever since.
This time there was no such drama, the only potential fly in the ointment being the impending county, town and parish elections taking place less than a fortnight before Helston's mayor-making ceremony.
On May 2 Helston, along with all other towns and parishes in Cornwall, will head to the polls and of course there is no guarantee that Mr Radford-Gaby and Mr Thomas will keep their seats.
Should this happen new nominations will have to be made at the scheduled mayor-making ceremony on May 14, as the decision cannot be deferred.