List of Mayors and Lord Mayors of Manchester

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This is a list of the Mayors and Lord Mayors of Manchester in the North West of England.[1][2]

Mayors of Manchester[edit]

1838–1892[edit]

No. Mayor Tenure Terms Notes
1 Sir Thomas Potter 1838–1840 2 father of Sir John Potter, who was Mayor 1848–1851.[3][4]
2 William Neil 1840–1842 2
3 James Kershaw 1842–1843 1
4 Alexander Kay 1843–1845 2
5 William Benjamin Watkins 1845–1846 1
6 Sir Elkanah Armitage 1846–1848 2
7 Sir John Potter 1848–1851 3 son of Sir Thomas Potter, who was Mayor 1838–1840.[3][4]
8 Robert Barnes 1851–1853 2
9 Benjamin Nicholls 1853–1855 2
10 Sir James Watts 1855–1857 2
11 Ivie Mackie 1857–1860 3
12 Matthew Curtis 1860–1861 1
13 Thomas Goadsby 1861–1862 1
14 Abel Heywood (1st time) 1862–1863 1
15 John Marsland Bennett 1863–1865 2
16 William Bowker 1865–1866 1
17 Robert Neill 1866–1868 2
18 John Grave 1868–1871 3
19 William Booth 1871–1873 2
20 Alfred Watkin 1873–1874 1
21 John King 1874–1875 1
22 Matthew Curtis 1875–1876 1
23 Abel Heywood (2nd time) 1876–1877 1
24 Charles Sydney Grundy 1877–1879 2
25 Henry Patteson 1879–1880 1
26 Sir Thomas Baker 1880–1882 2
27 John Hopkinson 1882–1883 1
28 Philip Goldschmidt (1st time) 1883–1884 1
29 Sir John James Harwood (1st time) 1884–1885 1
30 Philip Goldschmidt (2nd time) 1885–1886 1
31 Matthew Curtis 1886–1887 1
32 Sir John James Harwood (2nd time) 1887–1888 2
33 William Batty 1888–1889 1
34 Sir John Mark 1889–1891 2 The first Mayor of the County Borough.
35 Sir Bosdin Thomas Leech 1891–1892 1

Lord Mayors of Manchester[edit]

19th century[edit]

No. Lord Mayor Tenure Terms Notes
1 Sir Anthony Marshall 1892–1894 2
2 Abraham Evans Lloyd 1894–1896 2
3 John Foulkes Roberts 1896–1897 1
4 Robert Gibson 1897–1898 1
5 Sir William Henry Vaudrey 1898–1899 1
6 Thomas Briggs 1899–1901 2

20th century[edit]

No. Lord Mayor Tenure Terms Notes
7 Sir James Hoy 1901–1902 1
8 John Royle 1902–1903 1
9 Sir Thomas Thornhill Shann 1903–1905 2
10 James Herbert Thewlis 1905–1906 1
11 John Harrop 1906–1907 1
12 Sir Edward Holt, Bart. 1907–1909 2
13 Sir Charles Behrens 1909–1911 2
14 Sir Samuel Walter Royse 1911–1913 2
15 Sir Daniel McCabe, DL 1913–1915 2
16 Arthur George Copeland 1915–1916 1
17 Sir Thomas Smethhurst 1916–1917 1
18 Sir Alexander Porter 1917–1918 1
19 John Makeague 1918–1919 1
20 Sir William Kay, Kt. (1st time) 1919 1
21 Tom Fox, OBE 1919–1920 1
22 Sir William Kay, Kt. (2nd time) 1920–1921 1
23 Ernest Emil Darwin Simon 1921–1922 1 knighted in 1932, created Baron Simon of Wythenshawe in 1947.[5]
24 Sir William Cundiff 1922–1923 1
25 William Turner Jackson 1923–1924 1
26 Sir Frederick Joseph West, Kt, GBE 1924–1925 1
27 Sir Miles Ewart Mitchell, Kt, CBE 1925–1926 1
28 James Henry Swales 1926–1927 1
29 Sir William Davy, Kt 1927–1928 1
30 Lt-Col George Westcott, OBE 1928–1929 1
31 Sir Robert Noton Barclay, Kt 1929–1930 1
32 George Frank Titt 1930–1931 1
33 Ellis Green 1931–1932 1
34 Sir William Walker, Kt 1932–1933 1
35 Joseph Binns, MBE 1933–1934 1
36 Samuel Woollam 1934–1935 1
37 Thomas Stone Williams 1935–1936 1
38 Joseph Toole 1936–1937 1
39 Joseph Crookes Grimes, OBE 1937–1938 1
40 Sir William Kay, Kt. (3rd time) 1938 1
41 Elijah John Hart 1938–1939 1
42 George Harold White 1939–1940 1
43 Robert Griffith Edwards 1940–1941 1
44 Wright Robinson 1941–1942 1
45 John Septimus Hill 1942–1943 1
46 Leonard Bramwell Cox 1943–1944 1
47 William Philip Jackson 1944–1945 1
48 Hugh Lee 1945–1946 1
49 Thomas Henry Adams 1946–1947 1
50 Mary Latchford Kingsmill-Jones, CBE, JP 1947–1949 2
51 Robert Moss, 1949–1950 1
52 Colonel Samuel Percy Dawson, CBE, MM, TD, DL 1950–1951 1
53 William Collingson, OBE 1951–1952 1
54 Douglas Gosling 1952–1953 1
55 Abraham Moss 1953–1954 1
56 Sir Richard Harper, Kt 1954–1955 1
57 Tom Regan 1955–1956 1
58 Harry Sharp 1956–1957 1
59 Sir Leslie Lever MP 1957–1958 1 created Baron Lever in 1975.[6]
60 James Edward Fitzsimons 1958–1959 1
61 Harold Quinney, DL 1959–1960 1
62 Arthur Donovan 1960–1961 1
63 Sir Lionel Biggs, Kt 1961–1962 1
64 Sir Robert Thomas, Kt, DL 1962–1963 1
65 Robert Carr Rogers, CBE 1963–1964 1
66 Dr William Chadwick 1964–1965 1
67 Bernard Sydney Langton, CBE 1965–1966 1
68 Nellie Beer, OBE, DL 1966–1967 1
69 Dame Elizabeth Yarwood, DBE, DL 1967–1968 1
70 Harold Stockdale 1968–1969 1
71 Neil Gowanloch Westbrook 1969–1970 1
72 William Atkinson Downward, DL 1970–1971 1
73 Douglas John Edwards 1971–1972 1
74 Edward Grant 1972–1973 1
75 Kenneth Collis 1973–1974 1 Opened T1 Manchester Airport and also given an OBE in 1992
76 Frederick Balcombe, JP 1974–1975 1 The first Lord Mayor of the Metropolitan Borough
77 Dame Kathleen Ollerenshaw 1975–1976 1
78 Kenneth Franklin 1976–1977 1
79 Robert Crawford 1977–1978 1
80 Trevor Thomas 1978–1979 1
81 G.W.G. Fitzsimons 1979–1980 1
82 Winnie Smith 1980–1981 1
83 Hugh Lee 1981–1982 1 Son of Hugh Lee (Lord Mayor 1945 - 1946)
84 Clifford Tomlinson 1982–1983 1
85 Dr M. J. Taylor 1983–1984 1 Son of Dr Joe Taylor, Founder and first chairman of the Greater Manchester Council
86 Harold Tucker 1984–1985 1
87 Kenneth Strath 1985–1986 1
88 Kathleen Robinson 1986–1987 1
89 Eileen Kelly 1987–1988 1
90 Patricia Conquest 1988–1989 1
91 Yomi Mambu 1989–1990 1
92 John Gilmore 1990–1991 1
93 George Chadwick 1991–1992 1
94 William Egerton 1992–1993 1
95 William T Risby 1993–1994 1
96 Sheila Smith 1994–1995 1
97 Joyce Keller 1995–1996 1
98 Derek Shaw 1996–1997 1
99 Gerry Carroll 1997–1998 1
100 Gordon Conquest 1998–1999 1
101 Tony Burns 1999–2000 1

21st century[edit]

No. Lord Mayor Tenure Terms Notes Refs
102 Hugh Barrett 2000–2001 1
103 John Smith 2001–2002 1
104 Roy Walters, BEM, JP 2002–2003 1
105 Audrey Jones, JP 2003–2004 1
106 Tom O'Callaghan 2004–2005 1
107 Mohammed Afzal Khan 2005–17 May 2006 1 [7]
108 James Ashley 17 May 2006–12 August 2006 1 Died in office. [7][8][9]
109 David Sandiford 11 October 2006–16 May 2007 1 [10][11]
110 Glynn Evans 16 May 2007–14 May 2008 1 [11][12]
111 Mavis Smitheman 14 May 2008–13 May 2009 1 [12][13][14]
112 Alison Firth 13 May 2009 1 [15]
113 Mark Hackett 19 May 2010 1
114 Harry Lyons 18 May 2011 (Incumbent) 1 Current Lord Mayor

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Lord Mayor's Office: Former Mayors of Manchester (1838–1892)". Manchester City Council. p. 5. Retrieved 3 December 2007. 
  2. ^ "The Lord Mayor's Office: Former Lord Mayors of Manchester (1892–Present)". Manchester City Council. p. 4. Retrieved 3 December 2007. 
  3. ^ a b Lundy, Darryl. "thePeerage.com – Sir Thomas Potter". The Peerage. [unreliable source]. URL accessed 14 December 2007.
  4. ^ a b Lundy, Darryl. "thePeerage.com – Sir John Potter". The Peerage. [unreliable source]. URL accessed 14 December 2007.
  5. ^ Leigh Rayment's Peerage Page: Severn to Sligo (including Simon of Wythenshawe). URL accessed 14 December 2007.
  6. ^ Lundy, Darryl. "thePeerage.com – Sir Leslie Maurice Lever, Baron Lever". The Peerage. [unreliable source]. URL accessed 14 December 2007.
  7. ^ a b "Minutes of a meeting of the Council held on 17 May 2006". Manchester City Council. 17 May 2006. Retrieved 28 November 2009. 
  8. ^ "Lord Mayor of Manchester has passed away". Manchester City Council. 13 August 2006. Retrieved 14 December 2007. 
  9. ^ Rooth, Ben (14 August 2006). "Lord Mayor of Manchester dies". Manchester Evening News (M.E.N. Media). 
  10. ^ "Minutes of a meeting of the Council held on 11 October 2006" (PDF). Manchester City Council. 11 October 2006. Retrieved 28 November 2009. 
  11. ^ a b "Minutes of a meeting of the Council held on 16 May 2007" (PDF). Manchester City Council. 16 May 2007. Retrieved 28 November 2009. 
  12. ^ a b "Minutes of the Annual Meeting of the Council held on 14 May 2008" (PDF). Manchester City Council. 14 May 2008. Retrieved 28 November 2009. 
  13. ^ Keegan, Mike (16 May 2008). "All go for purple-hair Mayor". Manchester Evening News (M.E.N. Media). Retrieved 28 November 2009. 
  14. ^ "Minutes of the Annual Meeting of the Council held on 13th May 2009" (PDF). Manchester City Council. 13 May 2009. p. 1. Retrieved 28 November 2009. 
  15. ^ "New Lord Mayor unites nations". Manchester City Council. 12 May 2009. Retrieved 27 November 2009. 

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