A NEW leader has been elected on Didcot Town Council.

Following the local elections earlier this month, The Labour Party has become the biggest party on the town council with nine councillors.

Its leader Mocky Khan has become the leader with Denise Macdonald becoming deputy leader.

The Conservatives, who previously led the council, now have two seats while there are seven independents and three Liberal Democrats.

Anthony Dearlove is the new town mayor.

Mr Khan said: "It is an honour to have been elected as the new Leader of Didcot Town Council.

"The next four years are going to be vital for Didcot, the Local Plan and Didcot Garden Town will have a huge impact on our town and I am pleased that we will now have an input in these and can focus on delivering what is best for Didcot.

"Labour has gained seats on South Oxfordshire District Council and we are the largest group on Didcot Town Council so it is important that we focus on what matters to residents; the lack of parking enforcement, lack of infrastructure and focus on improving air quality to name a few. I am also proud that two thirds of our Labour councillors are women, which is higher than any other group on Didcot council."