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A former Mastermind champion is the new Mayor of Bingham.

Mr George Davidson (66) is a Liberal Democrat member of the town council and Rushcliffe Borough Council.

He has been a councillor for more than 30 years and was town mayor for two years, from 1992 to 1994.

Mr Davidson was nominated by fellow town councillor, Mrs Sue Hull, at the town council’s annual meeting on Tuesday.

Mrs Hull said: “There would not be many people I would say deserve it as much as him. He will be a wonderful chairman.”

A Conservative town and borough councillor and former town mayor, Mrs Maureen Stockwood (63), was elected deputy mayor.

Mr Davidson, of Grantham Road, Bingham, is a retired senior lecturer in chemistry at Nottingham University and was the 1994 winner of the television programme, Mastermind.

He lives with his wife, Mrs Diana Davidson, who worked as a paediatric occupational therapist at Nottingham Queen’s Medical Centre. They have three children and three grandchildren.

Mr Davidson is a member of several groups in the town, including Bingham Folk Club, Bingham Local and District History Society, Bingham U3A and Bingham Parish Church

Mr Davidson said he was delighted to have been nominated and thanked the previous mayor, Mr Francis Purdue-Horan, for all his hard work over the past two years.

Mr Davidson said there were several on-going projects in the town at the moment.

“It will be really nice if we can make progress on the health centre and the community hall and sort things out to everyone’s satisfaction,” he said.

Mr Davidson said he was also looking forward to seeing work start on the new sports pavilion as part of the Butt Field project, something that would be of much benefit to the residents of the town.

He said his main concern was the proposed eco town at RAF Newton, which he said would have a negative effect on the people of Bingham.

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