Coun­cil­lor Ron Sil­ver is made mayor — at 80

The Jewish Chronicle - - PEOPLE -

BORIS JOHN­SON is not the only one with a new may­oral role. Oc­to­ge­nar­ian Ron Sil­ver has be­come the first mayor of Irth­ling­bor­ough, a town in East Northamp­ton­shire.

A for­mer vice- chair of the ward of Irth­ling­bor­ough, Mr Sil­ver, 80, was in­au­gu­rated in the new, non-po­lit­i­cal, role last week.

“I won’t be wear­ing a uni­form but I will wear a chain of of­fice,” Mr Sil­ver tells Peo­ple. “It’s quite an hon­our, be­ing the first Jewish mayor in East Northamp­ton­shire.”

A ward coun­cil­lor for five years, Mr Sil­ver would have been pro­moted to chair­man but was given the ti­tle of mayor in­stead.

“My fam­ily and friends all think it’s great,” he says.

He lives in Irth­ling­bor­ough and at­tends the Mil­ton Keynes & Dis­trict Re­form Syn­a­gogue.

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