Brenda Christian

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Brenda Christian
Acting Mayor of Pitcairn Islands
In office
8 November 2004 – 15 December 2004
Preceded bySteve Christian
Succeeded byJay Warren
Personal details
Born (1953-02-25) February 25, 1953 (age 66)
Pitcairn Island
Political partyIndependent
Spouse(s)Michael Randall (m.1972)

Brenda Vera Amelia Lupton-Christian (born February 25, 1953) is a political figure from the Pacific territory of the Pitcairn Islands.

Mayor of the Pitcairn Islands (acting)[edit]

In 2004 Brenda Christian served the territory as its first female Mayor from 8 November[1] to 15 December 2004. She was appointed to the Mayoralty in an interim capacity by the Island Council, following her brother Steve Christian's dismissal by the colonial Governor, in the wake of his rape convictions on 30 October 2004.

Election and policies[edit]

She stood for election in her own right,[2] but in the special election held on 15 December, she was defeated by Jay Warren, the former Magistrate (whose office was renamed Mayor in 1999 following a constitutional revision). Her stated goal as mayor of the Pitcairn Islands was to make the islands a more attractive destination for tourism.


Christian was born and raised on Pitcairn[1] and is the daughter of former island political leader Ivan Christian. She lived in the United Kingdom for a time, but returned to the island around 1999 and has served as the island's sole police officer. Except for 2003, she has been a member of the Island Council since 2000.[3]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Rapist's sister elected first woman mayor of Pitcairn isle - News". The Scotsman. Edinburgh. 9 November 2004. Retrieved 8 October 2010.
  2. ^ "Pitcairn News - News and Information about Pitcairn Island". Retrieved 8 October 2010.
  3. ^ "Pitcairn Government". Pitcairn Islands Study Center. Retrieved 8 October 2010.