Cllr Beth Adger appointed Deputy Mayor of Mid and East Antrim
DUP Councillor Beth Adger, MBE has been confirmed as the new Deputy Mayor of Mid and East Antrim.
In her acceptance speech, Cllr Adger said:
“I am pleased and honoured to accept the position of Deputy Mayor with a great passion for the borough that I love the position, my family, Party and my Constituents and especially those who have voted and remain loyal to me.
“I believe that all the effort of my entire Adger team has made me capable of being considered for this top position.
“I have been in public life now for 21 years, having always in my lifetime represented my family, neighbours and the community, through a number of various organisations such as Barnardos, Asthma Society and for 22 years I have been a foster mum having fostered 47 Children in my lifetime.
“Coming back from Fulham Hospital when I was 17 years of age, after being a guinea pig for chemotherapy, I dedicated my life to helping others. That was 57 years ago, so I want to give hope to all those going through similar trials that I have gone through.
“As a born and bred proud Carnalbanagh woman I want to take this opportunity to thank the doctors and nurses of Fulham Hospital for looking after me, especially Professor Bagshawe. Their healing hands and my faith in God has allowed and permitted me to take up this role.
“To the future, I dedicate ‘God willing’ in this role a year of service to the community of Mid and East Antrim where everyone feels loved and part of our great Borough, regardless of colour, creed or class.”