DUP councillor Alan Robinson was nominated by his party colleagues to take over the post of deputy mayor from Orla Beattie.
Speaking to the ‘Journal’ after his selection, Colr. Robinson said the position would not change his work ethic.
“I’ll still be the same Alan Robinson that has always worked hard, lifting the phone, making the calls, responding to the emails, and writing the letters.
“Thats’s what I enjoy doing and that is what I will continue to do. A chain around my neck will not change me.”
The Limavady man said he was privileged to hold the office of Deputy mayor.
“Of course,” he said. “As a working class boy growing up in Roemill, Protestant Street, I never thought I would be elevated to the position of deputy mayor in my own town.”
Colr. Robinson’s DUP colleagues said there was no harder worker in the party than the 40 year-old.
Outgoing deputy mayor, SDLP Colr. Orla Beattie, a schoolteacher from Glack made a short speech thanking everyone for their support over her year in the post.