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Tinsley `is youngest Deputy Mayor'

The new deputy Mayor, Councillor Jim Tinsley, and his family. US26-863SP

KILLULTAGH Councillor Jim Tinsley is believed to be the youngest Deputy Mayor of Lisburn, at the age of just 35.

Family man Jim, who is married to Margaret and has two children - James who is 3 and Anna who is two months, was first elected as a councillor in Lisburn in a by-election in 1989. He is now serving his third term representing the people of Killultagh and is looking forward to the challenges that his year as Deputy Mayor will bring. Speaking following his appointment, Mr Tinsley said: "I was really delighted to be elected.

"It is an honour to represent the people of Lisburn; it is a real privilege.

"I am looking forward to the year ahead, giving whatever support I can to the new Mayor, Councillor Trevor Lunn.

"I am a little concerned that the position will impact on family life but my family is very important to me so it will all be a question of balance."

Mr Tinsley concluded by saying: "I would like to thank my party colleagues and the rest of my colleagues on Lisburn City Council for supporting me and I look forward to representing all of the people of Lisburn City over the next year.

Ulster Star