Bangor Elects Youngest And World’s first Non-Binary Mayor

by Jamie Adrankone

Bangor Elects Youngest And World’s first Non-Binary Mayor

The city of Bangor has made history by not only electing the youngest-ever mayor in Wales, but also the first non-binary holder of the post.

Wales Online reports that Owen Hurcum, who originally moved to Bangor for university, secured their place in the history books after being presented with the city’s mayoral chains and robe during a recent ceremony.

Originally from Harrow in London, Owen, 23, has lived in Bangor for over five years and was elected to the city’s top civic spot last year, but despite serving as the deputy mayor, the pandemic caused a 12-month delay to the official presentation of the ceremonial robes.

They said they had ‘fallen in love’ with Bangor after less than a week of living there, and dedicated much of their time to the local and wider LGBT+ community. Owen identifies as non-binary and uses they/them pronouns.

Speaking after the ceremony, Owen said that while they had initially feared being ostracised by the community after coming out two years ago, it was “beyond humbling” to have been awarded the honour.

Owen said they had been bombarded with messages of support from fellow councillors since the announcement, and added: “I know representation is not just putting on the chain and I’ll be judged by what we do as a team for Bangor during my year in office, but still, I’m glad my election has resonated with so many.”

The city council also voted in Cllr Gwynant Roberts as the new Deputy Mayor, with Cllr Hurcum taking over from Cllr John Wyn Wiliams following his two years in the post.

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