THE current Mayor of Wallingford says he is 'proud and humbled' as he looks set to stay in post for another year.

Lee Upcraft says he was chosen after a Wallingford Town Council meeting last night.

The Mayor Select beat off competition from councillors Rebekah Davidson and Mick Kidley.

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Mr Upcraft said: "I'm both proud and humbled to have been selected as mayor for a second term. It's an honour and a privilege to represent Wallingford - I've learnt a great deal in the past year and I look forward to learning even more about what goes on in and around town."

Another mayor would have to be chosen if Mr Upcraft is not re-elected during local elections for the council on Thursday, May 2.

However, if he is voted in, Mr Upcraft will be confirmed in post at a 'Mayor Making' meeting of the council on Monday, May 13.

Mr Upcraft continued: "There's also a great deal of challenging and exciting projects underway with various council assets, and I hope to be able to move them along to more visible stages of work next year."