I love Primark, I can treat my grandchildren!

David Bretherton is the town's new mayor
David Bretherton is the town's new mayor

Newly-elected Thame mayor David Bretherton is in the spotlight this week as he answers our quickfire questions.

What’s your earliest memory?

Riding a pig in my grandfather’s garden, aged six.

What do you wish they’d taught you at school, but didn’t?

Football. We played rugby.

Ignore what you’re doing now - if you could do any job in the world, what would it be and why?

Airline pilot. They earn lots of money and have an easy job.

If you could pass one new law tomorrow, what would it be and why?

Fine people for not smiling.

And if you could write your own epitaph or come up with famous last words in advance, what would you pick?

I told you I was ill.

How do you relax?

With a pint in the pub.

What was the last little treat you bought for yourself, or someone else?

Tickets to India for my wife and I.

If you had to give up something tomorrow, what would you find it hardest to live without?

Cups of tea.

If you could leap forward to the year 2050, what would you expect, or hope, to find there?

Peace in the world.

Favourite places to eat within 20 miles of Thame?

Thatch and the Spread Eagle.

Have you got a favourite shop within 20 miles of Thame town centre?

Primark – where I can afford to treat my grandchildren to anything that they want.

What’s your best kept secret?

Lifelong fan of Preston North End – even in the first division.

Who would you most like to meet and why?

George Osborne to tell him why his policies are so wrong.

Always leave them laughing - so please tell us a joke ...

Attending a wedding for the first time, a little girl whispers to her mother: ‘Why is the bride dressed in white?’

The mother replies: “Because white is the colour of happiness, and today is the happiest day of her life.”

The child thinks about this for a moment, then says: “So why is the groom wearing black?”