Embarrassed Kim forgets names

THE mayor of Hastings made a gaffe at a recent council meeting by forgetting the names of her fellow councillors.

Cllr Kim Forward was chairing the full council gathering at the town hall but needed the help of her deputy Cllr Alan Roberts after struggling to remember the names of some of her Conservative rivals.

A rather embarrassed Cllr Forward drew a blank when identifying Tory councillors who wanted to be included in discussions.

She said: “I am going to need some help, I think it is because I have been in the sun.”