A Mayo man has been sworn in as the new mayor for a West Yorkshire borough.

Kiltimagh native Cahal Burke is the Mayor of Kirklees for 2023/24, following a ceremony which took place at Huddersfield Town Hall.

Mr Burke, a Liberal Democrat councillor for the Lindley Ward, began his term this week and has enlisted the help of his daughter Sinéad who will stand beside him as Mayoress.

Mr Burke left Kiltimagh over 25 years ago and studied computing at the University of Huddersfield, he went on to complete teacher training before working at several colleges and schools around the West Yorkshire region.

An active Liberal Democrat Party member and campaigner for many years, Mr Burke was first elected as a Kirklees councillor for Lindley Ward in May 2010 after which he became a full time councillor.

Mr. Burke has been speaking to Midwest Radio's Michael D. McAndrew this afternoon.


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