Cllr Heslop-Mullens, who was the Deputy Mayor, took over the reins from Cllr Liam Dealtry following the latest town council meeting.
A town council spokesperson said: “It is with great pleasure to announce that Councillor Mike Heslop-Mullens has been appointed as the Mayor of Bridlington, while his wife Elaine Heslop-Mullens will be his Mayoress for the forthcoming civic year 2022-2023.
“His chosen charity is Candlelighters, which is the local cancer support charity for children.
“The Deputy Mayor for Bridlington Town Council is Councillor Shelagh Finlay and her Consort is Mr Peter Teesdale.”
Cllr Heslop-Mullens said: “Being Bridlington Mayor is an honour and a privilege, and I intend to represent the town to the best of my abilities.
“This year is the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and I am looking forward to helping the town celebrate.
“My aim is to get more people involved in the community and I look forward to meeting as many people and organisations as possible.
“I would also like to work with businesses to make sure the town looks great and give it some sparkle again. Tourism is important to Brid and it is worth coming back to.
“My chosen charity is Candlelighters, the children’s cancer charity which I have been involved with for 33 years, but I will be supporting other local organisations as well. They have been fantastic over the past two years.”
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