By Candice Krieger, May 16, 2008
Boris Johnson is not the only one with a new mayoral role. Octogenarian Ron Silver has become the first mayor of Irthlingborough, a town in East Northamptonshire.
A former vice- chair of the ward of Irthlingborough, Mr Silver, 80, was inaugurated in the new, non-political, role last week.
“I won’t be wearing a uniform but I will wear a chain of office,” Mr Silver tells People. “It’s quite an honour, being the first Jewish mayor in East Northamptonshire.”