Gloucestershire

Gloucester loses Jubilee race to use title Lord Mayor

Gloucester has failed in its attempt to win the right to use the title Lord Mayor as part of the events marking the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

Gloucester City Council leader Councillor Paul James said he was disappointed but hoped another opportunity would come up soon.

"It would have been the icing on the cake, but it doesn't dent our determination to keep going," he said.

The city was among 12 others bidding for a lord mayoralty.

"Our bid showed our history and strong affection for civic roles," said Councillor James.

"We'd have made a great candidate city for a Lord Mayor but you can't win them all."

Gloucester has a Right Worshipful Mayor and a High Sheriff.

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