SOLIHULL Council has elected a new mayor.
Councillor Mike Robinson, former Conservative councillor for Castle Bromwich, was sworn in as 63rd Mayor of Solihull at the Annual Council meeting on Tuesday, May 17.
His wife, Jenny, will support him in the role as Mayoress of Solihull.
Coun Mike Robinson has represented the Castle Bromwich ward for the last 12 years and has served on numerous Council committees over this period.
Born and raised in Yardley, he attended Solihull College and set up his first business as a plumbers merchant.
Away from the council offices, Coun Robinson is a Governor of Park Hall Academy, a Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens Trustee and board member of Solihull Community Housing.
Speaking about his new role as Mayor, Coun Robinson said: “It really is both an honour and a privilege to have been vested as Mayor of this borough and I will do my very best to promote the interests of Solihull.”
The Mayor’s theme for this year is ‘Bridging the Generation Gap’ – and hopes to close the gap between generations.
He added: “I hope to promote closer links between each of the generations so prompting constructive relationships and a better understanding across all age groups.”
The new Mayor also selected The Acorns Hospice Trust and the Eve Appeal – a cause close to his heart – as his nominated charities.
Any organisations or individuals planning an event who would like the support of the Mayor should email: firstname.lastname@example.org