COUNCILLOR Mike Keane is set to become the new mayor of Whitchurch.

He was nominated by fellow councillors and accepted the nomination at the full council meeting on February 3.

His deputy was chosen as Councillor Barry Jackman following a secret ballot in which councillors could choose either Cllr Jackman or Cllr Peter Williams, who were both nominated for the position. Cllr Jackman won by five votes to three.