List of Mayors of Wolverhampton

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Milkinder Jaspal, the 2013/14 Mayor, speaking at a public event

This is a list of Mayors of Wolverhampton in the West Midlands of England, historically part of Staffordshire.[1][2] Wolverhampton has elected a town council, which in turn has elected a Mayor, since 1848.

Mayors of Wolverhampton[edit]

19th Century[edit]

No. Mayor Tenure Terms Notes
1 George Benjamin Thorneycroft 1848/49 1 Ironmaster. First Mayor of Wolverhampton.
2 Alderman George Robinson 1849/50 1 Solicitor
3 Alderman Joseph Walker 1850/51 1 Confectioner. St Mary's Ward.
4 Alderman William Warner 1851/52 1 Draper, Borough Magistrate
5 Jeremiah Wynn 1852/53 1 Factor, Earp & Wynn, St John's Sq. Borough Magistrate.
6 Alderman John Neve 1853/54 1 Ironmonger & nail manufacturer, Magistrate
7 James Shipton 1854/55 1 Timber merchant and licensed carrier
8 Alderman Edward Perry 1855/57 2 Japanning & tinplate works owner. Tenure extended due dispute between the Council and the Wolverhampton Water Works Co. County & Borough Magistrate. St John's Ward.
9 Alderman Moses Ironmonger 1857/58 1 Rope and twine factory owner, Chief Magistrate and president of the Wolverhampton Chamber of Commerce
10 John Hartley 1858/59 1 Ironmaster and Borough Magistrate.
11 Alderman Benjamin Hicklin, JP 1859/60 1 Carrier, railway agent and farmer. Borough Magistrate.
12 Alderman Charles Clarke 1860/61 1 Grocer, Merchant and General Warehouseman. St George's Ward.
13 Alderman George Lees Underhill c. 27 November 1861[3]—1862 1 Iron merchant. Led the people of Wolverhampton in a subscription to raise funds to erect a statue in the memory of Prince Albert. Borough Magistrate, JP.
14 1862/63 1 Solicitor. Borough Magistrate. Afterwards Rt Hon Viscount Wolverhampton GCSI
15 John Hawksford 1863/64 1 Attorney & solicitor, First Catholic Mayor of Wolverhampton
16 Alderman John Ford 1864/65 1 Hardware merchant
17 Joseph Crowther Smith 1865/66 1 Solicitor
18 Sir John Morris, Kt. 1866/67 1 Artificial manure manufacturer & farmer. St Paul's Ward.
19 Councillor James Langman 1867/68 1 Master pawnbroker. St George's Ward.
20 Alderman Moses Ironmonger 1868/69 1 Rope and twine factory owner. Chief Magistrate. 2nd term as Mayor of Wolverhampton
21 Thomas Bantock 1869/70 1 Ironmaster & Industrialist
22 James Walker 1870/71 1 Estate agent
23 Joseph Ford 1871/72 1 Foreign merchant
24 Isaac Jenks 1872/73 1 Ironmaster. Donated the gold chain and badge of office still in use today
25 Alderman William Highfield Jones 1873/74 1 Built one of the largest japanning businesses in Wolverhampton. Borough Magistrate. St John's Ward.
26 Alderman William Edwards 1874/75 1 Edge Tool Manufacturer & J.P.
27 John Clarkson Major 1875/76 1 Yorkshire-born chemist, set up first tar distillery in Wolverhampton
28 Alderman Samuel Dickinson 1876/77 1 Iron merchant & broker. Borough Magistrate.
29 David Kendrick 1877/78 1 Ironmaster
30 Alderman John Jones 1878/81 3 Ironmaster. Opened West Park, the first of Wolverhampton's large parks. Second longest number of consecutive terms as Mayor (3)
31 Herbert C Owen 1881/82 1 Solicitor
32 Alderman Francis Davis Gibbons 1882/83 1 Agricultural artificial manure manufacturer. Borough Magistrate. St James's Ward.
33 Councillor John Brotherton 1883/84 1 Master Tube manufacturer. St George's Ward.
34 Alderman John Annan 1884/85 1 Chief engineer & manager, Wolverhampton Gas Company. Dunstall Ward. Borough Magistrate.
35 Joseph G Wright 1885/86 1 Ironmaster
36 Alderman Thomas Vincent Jackson, FRCS (Edin.) 1886/87 1 Surgeon. First member of the medical profession to become Mayor. Borough Magistrate. St Peter's Ward.
37 Alderman Joseph Jones 1887/88 1 Ironmaster. Borough Magistrate. St Matthew's Ward.
38 Frederic Edward Manby 1888/89 1 Surgeon
39 Alderman John Marston 1889/91 2 Motorcycle and car manufacturer (Sunbeam). Borough Magistrate. Merridale Ward.
40 James Saunders 1891/92 1 Iron broker & agent
41 Alderman Charles Tertius Mander 1892/96 4 Created baronet 1911. Longest number of consecutive terms as Mayor (4). Park Ward.
42
Stephen Craddock
Alderman Stephen Craddock
1896/97 1 Owner with brother George of Craddock Bros, boot and shoe manufacturers of Wolverhampton. Born Northamptonshire 1853, died 1925. St George's Ward. Borough Magistrate.
43 Alderman Alexander McBean 1897/98 1 Iron merchant. Borough Magistrate, JP. Blakenhall Ward.
44 Alderman Price Lewis 1898/99 2 Master tailor. Borough Magistrate. Graiseley Ward.
45 Alderman Samuel Theodore Mander 1899-September 1900 1 Varnish manufacturer. Died in Office, 14 September 1900. St Mark's Ward.

20th Century[edit]

No. Mayor Tenure Terms Notes
46 Alderman Price Lewis 1900 (September–November) 1 Master Tailor. JP
47 Alderman John Walton Hamp 1900 (November)–1901 1 Surgeon & Chief Magistrate. St John's Ward.
48 Councillor Charles Paulton Plant 1901/02 1 Wine merchant & brewer. St Peter's Ward. Chairman Streets Committee.
49 Councillor George Rennie Thorne 1902/03 1 Solicitor & Lay preacher. St Matthew's Ward.
50 Alderman Levi Johnson 1903/04 1 Brewer & Wine merchant. Borough Magistrate. St John's Ward. Had daughter Wulfruna Johnson.
51 Richard Evans Willoughby Berrington 1904/05 1 Civil engineer
52 Alderman Albert Baldwin Bantock 1905–1907 2 Coal & Iron agent, High Sherriff of Staffordshire
53 Councillor Fred Evans 1907/08 1
54 Councillor Edward Lewis Cullwick 1908–1909 (April) 1 Harness manufacturer. Died in Office, 1 April 1909
55 Councillor Fred Evans 1909 (April–November) 1
56 Councillor John Grout 1909 (November)–1910 1 Physician And surgeon
57 Councillor Charles Thomas Richards 1910/11 1 Pawnbroker And Jeweller
58 Councillor Thomas William Dickinson 1911–1913 2 Fruit merchant & farmer
59 Councillor Frederick Howard Skidmore 1913/14 1 Auctioneer & Valuer
60 Councillor Albert Baldwin Bantock 1914/15 1 First Mayor to stand for a third term
61 Councillor Arthur Charles Skidmore 1915–1917 2 (c. 1865–28 May 1940) Solicitor, Borough Coroner
62 Alderman John Francis Myatt 1917/18 1 Brewer
63 Alfred George Jeffs 1918/19 1 Wholesale grocer
64 Alderman Thomas Austin Henn 1919/20 1 (c. 1871–6 May 1948), Jeweller. Freeman of Wolverhampton.
65 James Thompson 1920–1922 2 (c. 1864, Bilston–1934), Chairman of John Thompson Ltd., manufacturers. High Sheriff of Staffordshire, he lived at Ludstone Hall, Claverley. He was injured in a fall from a horse in 1933 and died the following year
66 Councillor Thomas Frost 1922/23 1 (c. 1864–22 May 1953) Builder
67 Joseph Clarke 1923–1925 2
68 Alderman Frederick Albert Willcock 1925–1927 2 Retired chemist
69 Albert Edward Wood 1927–1929 2
70 Alderman Alan Davies 1929/30 1 (c. 1874–24 January 1954)
71 Alderman Joseph Haddock 1930/31 1 (c. 1874–25 June 1957), later manager of the Star and Garter Hotel.
72 Alderman John Lewis 1931–1932 (February) 1 Died in Office, 25 February 1932
73 Alderman Joseph Haddock 1932 (March–November) 1 Elected Mayor for remainder of Municipal year
74 Sir Charles Arthur Mander (Baronet) 1932 (November)–1933 1 Alderman
75 Bertram Kidson 1933/34 1 Chartered Accountant
76 Morris Christopher 1934/35 1
77 Alderman James Whittaker 1935/36 1 (c. 1866–3 April 1940). Died following a motor car accident near Ascot.
78 Sir Charles Arthur Mander (Baronet) 1936/37 1
79 Richard Ernest Probert 1937/38 1
80 Councillor George Edwin John Luce 1938/39 1
81 Harry Austin White 1939/40 1 (c. 1883–24 November 1947)
82 Albert Abraham Beach 1940/41 1
83 George Bates 1941/42 1
84 Anacletus Byrne-Quinn, OBE 1942/43 1 Physician & Surgeon, MB BS MRCS Eng. LRCP Lond. The Poplars, Third Ave., Low Hill, Fallings Park. (13 July 1903—1987 W'ton)
85 Alderman Frederick Stephen Thompson 1943/44 1 (c. 1871–27 March 1945) Boiler Works Manager
86 Thomas William Phillipson 1944/45 1
87 William Lawley 1945/46 1
88 Cyril Bernard Vincent Taylor 1946/47 1
89 Herbert Edwin Lane 10 November 1947–23 May 49 2
90 Councillor Henry "Harry" Bowdler 1949/50 1 (c. 1889–1 April 1957)
91 Louis Reginald Guy 1950/51 1 (1899 W'ton—1974 W'ton)
92 James Beattie 1951/52 1 Joint Managing Director of James Beattie Ltd., grandson of the founder. (Chairman and Managing Director in 1961)
93 Alderman Harold Thomas Fullwood 1952/53 1
94 Alderman Mrs. Alice Annie Braybrook 18 May 1953–1954 1 Wolverhampton's first woman Mayor.
95 Alderman Leonard James Woolridge 24 May 1954/55 1
96 Alderman Frank Mansell 23 May 1955/56 1
97 Alderman George Rastall 28 May 1956/57 1
98 Alderman Mrs. Ruby Florence Ilsley 20 May 1957–1958 1
99 John Clement Horner 1958/59 1
100 Norman Frank Bagley 1959/60 1
101 Harold Marsh 1960/61 1
102 Charles Herbert Davies 1961/62 1
103 Malcolm Pascal Birch 1962/63 1
104 Herbert Preece 1963/64 1
105 Harry Bagley 1964/65 1
106 Frank Clapham 1965/66 1
107 Frank Stanley Smith 1966/67 1
108 Alderman Edward (Ted) Yardley Fullwood 1967/68 1
109 Robert Campbell 1968/69 1
110 Stanley Steventon Tatem 1969/70 1
111 Gerald Anthony Guy 1970/71 1
112 Francis Victor Law 1971/72 1
113 Arthur Storer 1972/73 1
114 Dennis Arthur Birch 1973/74 1
115 Samuel Herbert Reynolds 1974/75 1
116 Edward Mitchell 1975/76 1
117 Arthur Ernest Steventon 1976/77 1
118 Jessie Emma Beddoes 1977/78 1
119 Violet Amy Fletcher 1978/79 1
120 Ian George Claymore 1979/80 1
121 Herbert Edwin Lane MBE 1980/81 1 2nd term as Mayor
122 Ernest William Bold 1981/82 1
123 John Arthur Morey 1982/83 1
124 Alfred Christopher Laws 1983/84 1
125 Stanley Arthur Ledsam 1984/85 1
126 George Fredrick Howells 1985/86 1
127 Councillor Bishan Dass 1986/87 1 Labour, Ettingshall Ward, first elected 1 May 1975.[4]
128 Doreen Mildred Seiboth 1987/88 1
129 Philip Reginald Richards 1988/89 1
130 Richard Reynolds 1989/90 1
131 John Geraghty 1990–1990 (October) 1
132 Richard Reynolds 1990 (October)–1991 1 2nd term as Mayor
133 Councillor Surjan Singh Duhra 1991/92 1 Labour, St Peter's Ward, election history from 4 May 1978 to 5 May 2011.[5][6][7]
134 Raymond Bert Swatman 1992/93 1
135 Councillor Richard Fredrick Whitehouse 1993/94 1 Liberal Independent, Spring Vale Ward, first elected 3 May 1984.[8]
136 Stanley Arthur Ledsam 1994/95 1 2nd term as Mayor
137 Councillor Margaret Mary Benton 1995/96 1 Labour, Bilston North Ward, election history from 2 May 1991 to 1 May 2003.[9][10][11]
138 George Fredrick Howells MBE 1996/97 1 2nd term as Mayor
139 Councillor Francis Docherty 1997/98 1 Labour, East Park Ward, election history from 2 May 1991 to 5 May 2011.[12][13][14]
140 Councillor Gwendoline (Gwen) Mary Stafford Good 1998/99 1
141 Councillor Peter Alan Bilson 1999/2000 1 Labour, Bushbury South and Low Hill Ward, first ekected 6 May 1982.[15]

21st Century[edit]

No. Mayor Tenure Terms Notes
142 Councillor Tersaim Singh 2000/01 1 Labour, St Peter's Ward, first elected 3 May 1990.[16]
143 Councillor Mrs Joyce Hill 2001/02 1 Labour, Fallings Park Ward, election history from 8 May 1986 to 17 May 2006.[17][18][19]
144 Councillor Robert Hart 2002/03 1 Conservative (I & II) and Independent (III), Merry Hill Ward (I, II & III), election history from 3 May 1973 to 16 Jan 4 May 1995 (I), 25 Sep 1997 to 25 Jan 2007 (II) and from 25 Jan 2007 to 14 May 2008 (III).[20][21][22]
145 Councillor John Jeffery Rowley 2003/04 1 Labour, Blakenhall Ward, first elected 6 May 1982.[23]
146 Councillor Alan Hart 2004/05 1 Conservative (I) and Independent (II), Penn Ward (I & II), election history from 6 May 1976 to 16 Jan 2007 (I) and 17 Jan 2007 to 16 May 2007 (II).[24][25][26]
147 Councillor Phil Bateman MBE 2005/06 1 Labour, Wednesfield North Ward, first elected 3 May 1984.[27]
148 Councillor John Davis 2006/07 1 Conservative, Tettenhall Regis Ward, election history from 4 May 1978 to 6 May 1982 and 5 May 1983 to 3 May 2012.[28][29][30]
149 Councillor Trudy Bowen 2007/08 1 Labour, Bilston North Ward, election history from 8 May 1986 to 14 May 2008.[31][32][33]
150 Councillor Mrs Christine Valerie Mills 2008/09 1 Conservative, Merry Hill Ward, first elected 7 May 1987.[34]
151 Councillor Surjan Singh Duhra 2009/10 1 Second term as Mayor
152 Councillor Malcolm John Gwinnett 2010/11 1 Liberal Democrat, Spring Vale Ward, first elected 3 May 1990.[35]
153 Councillor Thomas "Bert" Turner 2011/12 1 Labour, Bilston East Ward, first elected 6 December 1990.[36]
154 Councillor Mrs Christine Valerie Mills 16 May 2012/13 1 Second term as Mayor.[34]
155 Councillor Milkinder Jaspal 15 May 2013/14 1 Labour, Heath Town Ward, election history from 2 May 1991 to 14 May 2008 and from 5 Feb 2009.[37][38][39][40]
156 Councillor Michael Heap 2014/15 1 Liberal Democrat, Spring Vale Ward.[41]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mayors of Wolverhampton 1848 - 1948". Wolverhampton Archives and Local Studies and Wolverhampton Arts and Museums Services. Retrieved 25 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "Mayors of Wolverhampton 1848-1999". Retrieved 25 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "Congratulations of the Wolverhampton Benevolent Society to George Lees Underhill Esquire on his elevation to Mayor of Wolverhampton". http://blackcountryhistory.org. Retrieved 21 November 2012. 
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  5. ^ "Councillor Surjan Duhra, General". Wolverhampton City Council. Retrieved 3 April 2013. 
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  31. ^ "Councillor Trudy Bowen, General". Wolverhampton City Council. Retrieved 3 April 2013. 
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  33. ^ "Councillor Trudy Bowen, Ward History". Wolverhampton City Council. Retrieved 3 April 2013. 
  34. ^ a b "Councillor Mrs Christine Mills". Wolverhampton City Council. Retrieved 3 April 2013. 
  35. ^ "Councillor Malcolm Gwinnett". Wolverhampton City Council. Retrieved 3 April 2013. 
  36. ^ "Councillor Thomas (Bert) Turner". Wolverhampton City Council. Retrieved 3 April 2013. 
  37. ^ "Milkinder Jaspal elected as Mayor". Wolverhampton City Council. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 
  38. ^ "Councillor Milkinderpal Jaspal, Election History". Wolverhampton City Council. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 
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  41. ^ "Wolverhampton elects its new Mayor". Wolverhampton City Council. 5 June 2014. Retrieved 6 June 2014. 

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