Councillor Judith Chapman has been confirmed as Leeds’s next Lord Mayor.
Coun Chapman will, subject to approval from fellow councillors, become the 122nd person to hold the historic office following a council meeting on May 21.
Married to Alan, with two grown up children Harriet and Ben, Judith has represented the Weetwood ward as a Liberal Democrat city councillor for nearly a decade.
She was brought up in Roundhay and currently lives in Chapel Allerton. She is an active member of the Jewish community in the city.
The current Lord Mayor of Leeds, councillor David Congreve, praised the appointment and said: “Both I and the Lady Mayoress would like to congratulate Judith on her well-deserved nomination.”