BICESTER has welcomed its new mayor, Jason Slaymaker – the youngest person ever to take up the post.

Mr Slaymaker was sworn in at a ceremony last month and now has a busy calendar ahead of him.

He will support four local organisations this year including OYAP Trust, Nai’s House, Bicester Fire Cadets and Alexandra House of Joy.

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The mayor said: “I feel very privileged to take on the role of Mayor of Bicester. This is the place I’ve grown up so it’s very surreal, especially because I’m only 27.

“I will focus on supporting and providing a voice for the younger generation of Bicester, including developing new initiatives."

He is currently a Bicester Town and Cherwell District councillor.