List of mayors of Tower Hamlets

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The Mayor of Tower Hamlets was a position first established in 1965 with the creation of the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. It replaced the mayors of Bethnal Green, Poplar and Stepney.

The post holder is elected at a full council meeting in May each year and serves for one municipal year. From 1965 the mayor could be a councillor or alderman, until the position of alderman was abolished in 1978. It is customary for the mayor to have served as the deputy mayor in the preceding year.

A directly elected mayor of Tower Hamlets was established in 2010. The civic mayor position was renamed as the Chair of Council in October 2010 and Speaker of Council in November 2011.[1]

Mayor[edit]

  • 1965 Cllr T. H. A. Mitchell[2]
  • 1966 Ald J. Orwell[Notes 1][3]
  • 1967 Cllr M. J. Durell[4]
  • 1968 Cllr F. W. Briden[5]
  • 1969 Cllr E. G. Walker[6]
  • 1970 Ald J. Orwell[Notes 2][7]
  • 1971 Cllr W. Harris
  • 1972 Ald H. F. Rackley[8]
  • 1973 Cllr G. T. Desmond
  • 1974 Cllr G. R. Chaney[9]
  • 1975 Cllr B. Holmes[10]
  • 1976 Cllr D. Kelly[11]
  • 1977 Cllr J. Riley[12]
  • 1978 Cllr A. S. Dorrell[13]
  • 1979 Cllr E. Armsby[14]
  • 1980 Cllr L. Crook[15]
  • 1981 Cllr P. Thompson[16]
  • 1982 Cllr J. C. O'Neill[17]
  • 1983 Cllr E. D. Penner[18]
  • 1984 Cllr R. W. Ashkettle[19]
  • 1985 Cllr P. Beasley[20]
  • 1986 Cllr B. Williams[21]
  • 1987 Cllr B. Williams[22]
  • 1988 Cllr B. C. Duffy[23]
  • 1989 Cllr J. A. Shaw[24]
  • 1990 Cllr J. Ludlow[25]
  • 1991 Cllr B. A. Blandford[26]
  • 1992 Cllr K. B. Appiah[27]
  • 1993 Cllr J. Snooks[28]
  • 1994 Cllr A. Downes[29]
  • 1995 Cllr G. Mortuza[30]
  • 1996 Cllr A. Jacob[31]
  • 1997 Cllr J. Ramanoop
  • 1998 Cllr A. Asad[32]
  • 1999 Cllr D. Jones
  • 2000 Cllr A. Alom[33]
  • 2001 Cllr L. Melvin[34]
  • 2002 Cllr S. Ullah[35]
  • 2003 Cllr Abdul Aziz Sardar[36]
  • 2004 Cllr Manir Uddin Ahmed
  • 2005 Cllr Doros Ullah[37]
  • 2006 Cllr Shafiqul Haque
  • 2007 Cllr Ann Jackson[38]
  • 2008 Cllr Mohammed Abdus Salique[39]
  • 2009 Cllr Ahmed Omer[Notes 3][40][41]
  • 2010 Cllr Motin Uz-Zaman[42]

Chair of Council[edit]

  • 2010 Cllr Motin Uz-Zaman
  • 2011 Cllr Mizan Chaudhury[43]

Speaker of Council[edit]

  • 2011 Cllr Mizan Chaudhury
  • 2012 Cllr Rajib Ahmed
  • 2013 Cllr Lesley Pavitt[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Known as John Orwell (Bethnal Green)
  2. ^ Known as John Orwell (Stepney)
  3. ^ Ahmed Omer was the first Somali mayor in Britain.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Tower Hamlets Speaker of Council". Retrieved 31 October 2013. 
  2. ^ Municipal year book and public utilities directory, 1966
  3. ^ Municipal year book and public utilities directory, 1967
  4. ^ Municipal year book and public utilities directory, 1968
  5. ^ Municipal year book and public utilities directory, 1969
  6. ^ Municipal year book and public utilities directory, 1970
  7. ^ Municipal year book and public utilities directory, 1971
  8. ^ Municipal year book and public services directory, 1973
  9. ^ Municipal year book and public services directory, 1975
  10. ^ Municipal year book and public services directory, 1976
  11. ^ Municipal year book and public services directory, 1977
  12. ^ Municipal year book and public services directory, 1978
  13. ^ Municipal year book and public services directory, 1979
  14. ^ Municipal year book and public services directory, 1980
  15. ^ Municipal year book and public services directory, 1981
  16. ^ Municipal year book and public services directory, 1982
  17. ^ Municipal year book and public services directory, 1983
  18. ^ Municipal year book and public services directory, 1984
  19. ^ Municipal year book and public services directory, 1985
  20. ^ Municipal year book and public services directory, 1986
  21. ^ Municipal year book and public services directory, 1987
  22. ^ Municipal year book and public services directory, 1988
  23. ^ Municipal year book and public services directory, 1989
  24. ^ Municipal year book and public services directory, 1990
  25. ^ Municipal year book and public services directory, 1991
  26. ^ Municipal year book and public services directory, 1992
  27. ^ Municipal year book and public services directory, 1993
  28. ^ Municipal year book and public services directory, 1994
  29. ^ Municipal year book and public services directory, 1995
  30. ^ Municipal year book and public services directory, 1996
  31. ^ Municipal year book and public services directory, 1997
  32. ^ Municipal year book and public services directory, 1999
  33. ^ Municipal year book and public services directory, 2001
  34. ^ Municipal year book and public services directory, 2002
  35. ^ Municipal year book and public services directory, 2003
  36. ^ http://modgov.towerhamlets.gov.uk/Data/Council/20030521/Minutes/$Decisionlst210503.doc.pdf
  37. ^ http://moderngov.towerhamlets.gov.uk/Data/Council/20050615/Minutes/$Minutes250505_Section1_TH.doc.pdf
  38. ^ http://moderngov.towerhamlets.gov.uk/mgConvert2PDF.aspx?ID=5682
  39. ^ "Council Wednesday, 21st May, 2008 7.30 p.m.". Retrieved 31 October 2013. 
  40. ^ "Tower Hamlets creates history with UK's first Somali mayor". 24dash.com. 21 May 2009. Retrieved 1 November 2013. 
  41. ^ "Council Wednesday, 20th May, 2009 7.30 p.m.". Retrieved 31 October 2013. 
  42. ^ "Council Wednesday, 26th May, 2010 7.30 p.m.". Retrieved 31 October 2013. 
  43. ^ "Mizanur Choudhury is new Council Chair". Retrieved 31 October 2013.