Bushey Synagogue member Paul Morris has been elected mayor of Hertsmere — “the second of my two major public highlights,” he said. The first was the OBE he was awarded in 2011 for services to the Finsbury Park community.
One of his mayoral charities will be Langdon, which supports young Jewish adults with moderate learning difficulties. Rabbi Meir Salasnik will be his mayoral chaplain.
The 62-year-old Tory is a councillor in Bushey. He wants to see Hertsmere rejuvenated “to make the high street suitable for the needs of local people.
“I’m excited to have the opportunity to interact with so many individuals from the community.”