COUNCILLOR Catherine Clark is now deputy leader of Whitehill Town Council.

Elected unanimously by her fellow members at a full council meeting on December 16, she said: “Thank you, and I will do my best.”

She is now executive committee vice-chairman, manages the town clerk and general manager, and keeps her deputy town mayor role.

Council leader Cllr Andy Tree said: “Catherine juggles a young family, work, various voluntary roles and is a town councillor – a great example of someone I very much respect.”