Councillor Philip Pester will serve his second run as Mayor of Bideford.

The deputy mayor of Bideford has been voted for by councillors as the new town mayor.

Councillor Philip Pester (pictured) will be the Mayor of Bideford for the forthcoming year.

This is Cllr Pester’s second run as mayor, as he also held the position in 2010.

He replaced Cllr Mervyn Langmead in the position.

Councillor David Howell was voted in as deputy mayor for the forthcoming year.

A mayor-making ceremony will be held on June 4 at Bideford Town Hall.