Making of Fenland’s mayors
Three mayors have been sworn into office in days after the election.
Mr Hodgson, who has been a councillor for four years, was nominated by outgoing mayor Michael Hill and was seconded by Viv MacRae.
Cllr Hodgson was over the moon to receive the nomination and that friends from the French twin town of Arles were at the ceremony.
He said: “It was one of the best days of my life without question.
“It is a special honour to be representing Wisbech.
“This is a special gift for my wife Judy. We have recently celebrated our 41st wedding anniversary.”
Retired Cllr Hodgson, whohas two grown-up children, will be supported during the year by Cllr Garry Tibbs, who was nominated as deputy mayor.
Robert Skoulding will be following in the footsteps of his late father, Peter, after being elected as Mayor of March during the meeting on Monday.
Cllr Skoulding was proposed by outgoing mayor Kit Owen and seconded by Cllr Jan French.
Deputy mayor is now Andrew Donnelly.
Meanwhile, in Chatteris, James Carney is enjoying his second term as the town’s mayor.