VIDEO: Youngest mayor in UK takes the chains in Wirksworth

This video shows the new Mayor of Wirksworth, Ben Dew, being sworn in at a ceremony on Tuesday, May 28.

At 22-years-old, Ben is believed to be the youngest currently serving mayor in the UK.

Ben, a former Anthony Gell student, said after the ceremony: “It feels great to be mayor and I am honoured to have been given this opportunity.

“I’m sure it will take a little while to settle into the role but I’ve got loads of ideas and I’m keen to get working.”

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