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Raina Chatel elected as Mayor of Douglas

She also held the role previously in 1994-95

Raina Chatel has been officially elected as Mayor of Douglas for the 2021-22 municipal year.

Members of Douglas Borough Council voted unanimously to elect Mrs Chatel at a statutory public council meeting last week (11 August).

Accepting the nomination, Mrs Chatel said serving in the upcoming term would be 'very different' to her previous time in the position.

This referred to council membership being reduced from 18 to 12 and the number of wards decreased from six to four.

She'd previously held the role of Mayor in the capital in 1994-95.

Mrs Chatel will be supported for the next municipal year by sister-in-law, Deirdre Chatel, who becomes Mayoress.

Meanwhile, councillors Janet Thommeny and Natalie Byron will take up the posts of deputy mayor and deputy mayoress respectively.

Rev'd Dr Michael Brydon is serving as the Mayor's chaplain.

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