By Emma Draper

The Mayor of Douglas has been re-elected for a second term in office.

Natalie Byron-Teare says she is ‘proud’ to have been re-elected to the post.

She will officially start her second term in May when she formally accepts the role and will hold the position for one year.

Councillor Byron-Teare was first elected to the role last year and has been a member of the local authority since 2016.

She says she is looking forward to continuing with ongoing projects as well as working with local schools and supporting charities.

The news comes just weeks after the Mayor welcomed Queen Camilla to Douglas as Her Majesty officially conferred city status on the capital.

She told the BBC Local Democracy Service: ‘I’m delighted, it's been a really busy year and it’s quite a proud moment because it’s knowing that the members have confidence in me and I must be doing something right to go ahead and carry on!

‘It also gives me an opportunity to continue with the hopefully legacies that I can leave with the position once I've had a time to sort of bed them in really well.’

‘It's important that as any elected official you are accessible, approachable, and for our children, we make it attainable.’

Asked about her plans for the future in the role, she said: ‘My community theme will continue.

‘I have been meeting with lots of schools and, and charities and organisations, and doing the job that the mayor does, promoting what the council does, and educating about how we do that.

‘All the community engagement has been fabulous and the opportunity to host guests and to be able to show off what we have here at City Hall and to educate people on how things this is intimate here.’