The new Mayor of Calderdale Patricia Allen was sworn in at the mayor making ceremony at Halifax Town Hall this afternoon.
Mayor Allen takes over the duties of retiring mayor Ann Martin, who represented Calderdale along with her deputy Lisa Lambert.
Councillor Malcolm James was sworn in a deputy mayor.
In her inaugural speech, Mayor Allen said: “I am much looking forward to the year ahead, especially next month when the Tour de Frace cines through Calderdale.
“It’s a diverse community that I will be very proud to represent.”