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Haverhill's new mayor is 'proud' to serve her adopted home town

The new mayor of Haverhill has spoken of her pride at taking up her new role.

Cllr Liz Smith was voted in as the new mayor at the recent Annual Town Meeting, replacing Cllr John Burns who had served as mayor for two years.

Originally from Grays, Essex, Liz said: “I am so proud to be serving my adopted town, which I love, as mayor over the next year, and look forward to meeting more members of the community and making new friends.”

Cllr Liz Smith is the new mayor of Haverhill. Submitted picture
Cllr Liz Smith is the new mayor of Haverhill. Submitted picture

Liz and her family have lived in Haverhill for almost 18 years and in that time have felt, she said, ‘so welcomed’.

Liz has worked for a building society, in local government and is now a maths teacher in offender learning.

Liz, whose husband Dave is a town and district councillor, feels she can give something back to society now their two children have grown up.

She advocates lifelong learning and ensuring that everyone has access to education and the opportunity to learn new skills, wants to support those with mental health issues and disabilities, is branch chair of her union and regularly supports staff in the workplace.

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