The new Mayor of Calderdale Patricia Allen was sworn in at the mayor making ceremony at Halifax Town Hall.
Mayor Allen takes over the duties of retiring mayor Ann Martin, who represented Calderdale along with her deputy Lisa Lambert.
In her inaugural speech, Mayor Allen said: “I am very much looking forward to the year ahead, especially next month when the Tour de Frace cines through Calderdale.
“It’s a diverse community that I will be very proud to represent.”
The Mayor will be supporting three local charities over next 12 months: the Percival Whitley Educational Trust, DART and Weekend Care.
Councillor Malcolm James was sworn in a deputy mayor. The Mayor’s Consort is Mr Robert Weeks and the Deputy Mayoress is Mrs Janet James.