The Mayor of Bridport, Dave Rickard, is one half (the guitar-playing, string, half) of String Whistle
, who played a very nice set at my local watering hole The Man of Kent Ale House
. On several numbers, they were augmented by Dave's wife (Mayoress of Bridport) who provided some really nice harmonies. You shouldn't really stereotype anyone, but you don't generally expect a mayor and mayoress to be gigging on the side! And he doesn't come across as the sort of guy who would want to climb greasy poles- too nice for that!
Anyway, the point is, that Dave Rickard was recently in the news for banning prayers from Council meetings.
Caused a bit of rumpus! Well done Dave!
Further details here.