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New mayor: Your questions answered

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Cr Ben Taylor has become the Mayor of Ballarat overnight - and this morning we asked locals to send us their questions for the new guy in the top job.

The Durham Lead father-of-four has had two separate stints in council - and also has also served as Deputy Mayor.

When asked if he'd have a third stab at State politics, Ben says the cost on his family-life is too great...

And here's how Ben was welcomed this morning by Town Crier (and former City of Ballarat employee) Hedley Thomson ...