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The POWER of love! New mayor, 65, dons his robe and chains as he proposes to his long-term partner, 49, in the 'city of love' Cllr William Routley popped the question to Alison Robbins on Tuesday evening The pair, 65 and 49, met while working for the NHS in 2011 and now live together At his inauguration ceremony he said Newport is the 'city of love' and proposed It follows an outpouring of support from community after death of his grandson 

By Lara Keay For Mailonline

Published: 17:07 BST, 16 May 2019 | Updated: 17:24 BST, 16 May 2019

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A 65-year-old mayor donned his robe and chains as he proposed to his 49-year-old girlfriend at his inauguration, declaring his hometown is the 'city of love'.

Councillor William Routley got down on one knee and popped the question to his long-term partner Alison Robbins as he was sworn of as mayor of Newport, South Wales on Tuesday.  

Wearing his traditional red robe and gold chains he asked her: 'As the first citizen, and you are indeed and always have been my first lady, my love, would you do me the honour of entering into the time honoured tradition of engagement?'

Ms Robbins beamed with tears of joy in her eyes and replied: 'Yes I will.' 

Councillor William Routley, 65, got down on one knee and popped the question to his long-term partner Alison Robbins, 498, as he was sworn in as mayor in Newport, South Wales on Tuesday

Councillor William Routley, 65, got down on one knee and popped the question to his long-term partner Alison Robbins, 498, as he was

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