Lord Mayor of Exeter

There’s a VIP opening the show!

We’ve only gone and got the the Lord Mayor of Exeter!

Councillor Lesley Robson will be opening the on-stage proceedings at 1.30pm, and joining one of our judging panels. That’s got to be a first, right?!

She sounds like a very interesting lady. She has a degree in Maths and Physics, and worked for IBM before she had children. The family lived in Greece for 12 years, settling in Devon when they returned to the UK. Councillor Robson has worked with students with dyslexia and other related problems, and has been a City Councillor for 11 years. She has been the council’s Champion for Older People, and is a Trustee of Wonford Community Centre, RAMM museum and Age UK Exeter.

And now she can add ‘beard and moustache competition judge’ to that!