Girl power was in full force at Teignmouth Town Council yesterday evening (Tuesday May 14) as Councillor Cate Williams was elected as the Mayor of Teignmouth Town.

Councillor Williams replaces outgoing Mayor, councillor Joan Atkins, and will be accompanied by her husband, district councillor, Peter Williams, who was Teignmouth Mayor in November 2020 and the throughout the Covid pandemic.

To complete the all-female line-up, Councillor Chloe Myers was named Deputy Mayor.

Chloe Myers and Cate Williams
Teignmouth Deputy Mayor Councillor Chloe Myers and Teignmouth Mayor Councillor Cate Williams (David Caunter)

Councillor Williams said she was truly honoured and delighted to have been chosen for the role. Speaking to the Mid Devon Advertiser, Councillor Williams said: ‘I will continue my engagement with fellow councillors, traders and residents with the hope of bringing to fruition our current projects so that the community can start seeing positive changes. I will work hard to promote the wonderful town that we live in, its independent businesses and show what Teignmouth has to offer to holidaymakers and engage with our resident community. I want our residents to feel that they can come and talk to me, to work with me but I also want to promote all our councillors, and teams, and the work undertaken behind the scenes which often gets overlooked or unnoticed. I want to support as many of our fabulous charities and organisations as best as I can, so I welcome these groups getting in touch with me. I also have the bonus of Councillor Chloe Myers being elected as Deputy Mayor and together, I believe, we can be a strong team for our town council and Teignmouth.’