Councillor Jo Beirne is proud to be announced as the new Mayor of Wellingborough for 2019-20.
Having served on the borough council for the last decade, representing Wollaston, Grendon and Strixton, she has served on a number of the council’s committees, including Planning, Services, Development and Partnership & Performance.
Speaking about the announcement of being elected Mayor, Councillor Beirne, said: “It will be such an honour to be the Mayor of Wellingborough. I am looking forward to meeting lots of new people and promoting the borough.
“I am proud to come from a close local family. My father Stan, who has sadly now passed away and mother Pam, who was a borough councillor for the Brickhill Ward for 16 years, and mayor in 2001-02, always instilled in me the importance of working hard and treating people as you would want to be treated.
“I am lucky to have a stepfather Allan, who gives me the same values. Like many other women in the borough I am a single, full time working, mother with a teenage daughter. Like all mothers I am very proud of my daughter who is an inspiration to me and who knows, perhaps another mayor one day!”
After she left school Councillor Beirne worked in the family’s advertising business in Wellingborough with her father and sister Karen, before going to live and work in Australia. On her return she became a special constable.
Educated at The Avenue Infant School, Park Street Juniors Wellingborough and St Peter’s School, Kettering, her 15-year old daughter, attends Wollaston School. Councillor Beirne works full time as a Technical Support Manager for ASSA Abloy T/A Traka.
Councillor Beirne is passionate about the theatre and enjoys seeing a wide range of productions, as well as spending time walking at the weekends.
Councillor Beirne will be officially appointed Mayor for 2019-20 at the Annual Council Meeting on Tuesday 21 May 2019.