List of mayors of Cardiff

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This is a list of mayors of Cardiff, Wales. The first mayor recorded for Cardiff was in 1126 though the title was generally given to the Constable or military governor of Cardiff Castle.[1] The first elected Mayor of Cardiff took office in 1835 (elected by the members of the council), the same year the first council elections were held.[1] When Cardiff was granted city status in 1905 the post holder was given the title Lord Mayor[1] (Welsh: Arglwydd Faer).

The official residence of the Lord Mayor of Cardiff is the Mansion House, Cardiff, although the Lord Mayors have not lived here since 1971.[2]

The years given are for when each mayor took office. Most mayoral terms extended into the following year.

Elected mayors since 1835[edit]

  • 1836: Thomas Revell Guest, from 1 January[3] Also Judge of the Borough Court of Record.[1]
  • 1836: Charles Crofts Williams, from 9 November[3]
  • 1837: Henry Morgan
  • 1838: Charles Crofts Williams
  • 1839: Richard Reece
  • 1840: David Evans
  • 1841: James Lewis
  • 1842: Charles Crofts Williams
  • 1843: John Moore
  • 1844: William Jonas Watson, who died in October but was not immediately replaced[3]
  • 1845: Richard Reece
  • 1846: James Lewis
  • 1847: Richard Lewis Reece
  • 1848: Walter Coffin, later a member of parliament for Cardiff
  • 1849: Charles Vachell [3]
  • 1850: William Bird
  • 1851: Griffith Phillips
  • 1852: William Williams
  • 1853: John Batchelor, a Liberal mayor dubbed "Friend of Freedom"[4]
  • 1854: David Lewis
  • 1855: Charles Vachell
  • 1856: Sydney Dan Jenkins
  • 1857: Charles Crofts Williams
  • 1858: Charles Crofts Williams
  • 1859: William Alexander
  • 1860: Charles Williams David
  • 1861: John Bird[3] or Charles Williams David[5]
  • 1862: James Pride[3] or John Bird[5]
  • 1863: John Bird
  • 1864: James Pride
  • 1865: William Bradley Watkins
  • 1866: Charles Williams David
  • 1867: Richard Lewis Reece
  • 1868: Thomas Evans
  • 1869: Edward Whiffen
  • 1870: Charles Williams David
  • 1871: Charles Williams David
  • 1872: Henry Bowen
  • 1873: William Vachell[3] (father of Ada Vachell)[6]
  • 1874: Daniel Jones
  • 1875: Daniel Jones
  • 1876: Joseph Elliott
  • 1877: William Taylor
  • 1878: Daniel Lewis
  • 1879: John MacConnochie
  • 1880: Rees Jones
  • 1881: Alfred Thomas[3] or Sir Alfred Gaius Augustus Stone[5]
  • 1882: Sir Alfred Gaius Augustus Stone[5]
  • 1883: Robert Bird
  • 1884: Andrew Fulton
  • 1885: David Edgar Jones MD[5]
  • 1886: Sir Morgan Morgan (knighted while in office)
  • 1887: Thomas Windsor Jacobs
  • 1888: David Jones
  • 1889: William Sanders
  • 1890: John Patrick, Marquess of Bute
  • 1891: Thomas Rees
  • 1892: William Edmund Vaughan
  • 1893: William John Trounce
  • 1894: Patrick William Carey
  • 1895: Robert George, Baron Windsor
  • 1896: Ebenezer Beavan
  • 1897: Joseph Ramsdale
  • 1898: Thomas Morel[3] or Thomas More[5]
  • 1899: Samuel Arthur Brain, founder of Brains Brewery in 1882[7]
  • 1900: Thomas Andrews – Cllr John Jenkins, a councillor for 10 years, had initially been elected to the post. It was the first time the position of mayor had been offered to a Labour councillor. However, Jenkins refused the post and left the council chamber. Andrews was elected following a second vote.[8]
  • 1901: Frank John Beavan[9]
  • 1902: Edward Thomas
  • 1903: John Jenkins[10]
  • 1904: Robert Hughes

Lord Mayors since 1905[edit]

  • 1905: Robert Hughes, the sitting mayor who was (re)elected Lord Mayor in 1905[1]
  • 1906: Sir William Smith Crossman (knighted while still in office by King Edward VII on his visit to Cardiff on 13 July 1907)[11]
  • 1907: (Sir) Illtyd Thomas (knighted after leaving office)[5]
  • 1908: Lewis Morgan
  • 1909: John Chappell
  • 1910: (Sir) Charles Hayward Bird (knighted after leaving office)[5]
  • 1911: Sir John Wesley Courtis (knighted while still in office)[5]
  • 1912: Morgan Thomas
  • 1913: James Robinson
  • 1914: John Thomas Richards
  • 1915: Dr Robert James Smith
  • 1916: Joseph Stanfield
  • 1917: William Roberts
  • 1918: (Sir) Amos Child Kirk (knighted after leaving office)[5]
  • 1919: George Frederick Forsdike
  • 1920: James Taylor
  • 1921: Francis Harold Turnbull
  • 1922: John James Edgerton Biggs
  • 1923: Sydney Osborne Jenkins
  • 1924: William Hampton Pethybridge
  • 1925: William Francis
  • 1926: William Grey
  • 1927: Arthur John Howell
  • 1928: (Sir) William Richard Williams (knighted after leaving office)[5]
  • 1929: William Charles
  • 1930: Robert Gerard Hill-Snook
  • 1931: (Sir) Charles William Melhuish (knighted after leaving office)[5]
  • 1932: Charles Fletcher Sanders
  • 1933: (Sir) Arthur Ernest Gough (knighted after leaving office)[5]
  • 1934: John Donovan CBE, former docker and secretary for the South Wales and Monmouthshire Area of the TGWU[12]
  • 1935: George Frederick Evans
  • 1936: Sir Herbert Hiles (knighted while still in office)[5]
  • 1937: Oliver Cuthbert Purnell
  • 1938: William Gough Howell
  • 1939: Henry Johns
  • 1940: Charles Henry McCale
  • 1941: James Hellyer
  • 1942: James Griffiths
  • 1943: Frederick Jones
  • 1944: Walter Howell Parker
  • 1945: Walter Robert Wills
  • 1946: George James Ferguson
  • 1947: Richard Gruffydd Robinson
  • 1948: Richard Gruffydd Robinson
  • 1949: Timothy James Kerrigan
  • 1950: George Williams
  • 1951: Robert Bevan
  • 1952: William Henry James Muston
  • 1953: Sir James Patrick Collins (knighted while still in office)[5]
  • 1954: George Llewellyn Ferrier
  • 1955: Frank Chapman
  • 1956: (Sir) Daniel Thomas Williams (knighted after leaving office)[5]
  • 1957: John Hinds Morgan
  • 1958: Arthur James Williams
  • 1959: Helena Evans, Cardiff's first female Lord Mayor[13]
  • 1960: Mary Dorothy Lewis
  • 1961: Edward Ewart Pearce
  • 1962: Clifford Arthur Bence
  • 1963: Charles Augustine Horwood
  • 1964: William John Hartland
  • 1965: Miriam Clarice Bryant
  • 1966: Herbert Edward Edmonds
  • 1967: Eric Charles Dolman, previously a first class cricketer
  • 1968: Sir James Reginald Lyons (knighted while still in office)[5]
  • 1969: (Sir) Lincoln Hallinan (knighted after leaving office)[5]
  • 1970: Thomas Ernest Merrells
  • 1971: Hugh Ferguson-Jones
  • 1972: Winifred Rachel Mathias
  • 1973: Gerald Alan Smith Turnbull
  • 1974: Albert Arthur Huish
  • 1975: Sir Charles Hallinan (father of Sir Lincoln Hallinan who had preceded him as Lord Mayor in 1969)
  • 1976: John Iorwerth Jones
  • 1977: David C. Purnell
  • 1978: William Henry Carling
  • 1979: Bella Brown
  • 1980: John Charles Edwards
  • 1981: Ronald Frederick Watkiss
  • 1982: Philip Dunleavy (Labour), a retired post office worker
  • 1983: Olwen Mary Watkin
  • 1984: Albert William 'Bill' Buttle (Labour), a retired engine driver[14]
  • 1985: Captain Norman Lloyd-Edwards, also Lord Lieutenant of South Glamorgan 1990 to 2008[15]
  • 1986: David Myfyr Evans
  • 1987: Julius Hermer
  • 1988: William Penry Herbert
  • 1989: Mary Elizabeth (Beti) Jones JP, the first Girl Guide Lord Mayor of Cardiff.[citation needed]
  • 1990: John Smith (Labour)
  • 1991: Jeffrey Sainsbury (Conservative), came to office earlier than expected, after two nominees lost their seats in the May 1991 election.[16]
  • 1992: Derek Allinson
  • 1993: Victor Riley
  • 1994: Ricky Ormonde
  • 1995: Timothy Davies
  • 1996: John Phillips
  • 1997: Max Phillips
  • 1998: Marion Drake
  • 1999: Russell Goodway (Labour). From 1999 council elections, the Leader of the council was nominated as Lord Mayor for the lifetime of the council.[5]
  • 2000: Russell Goodway
  • 2001: Russell Goodway
  • 2002: Russell Goodway
  • 2003: Gordon Houlston (Labour). From 2003 election, reverted to annual appointment of Lord Mayor. [5]
  • 2004: Jacqui Gasson, the city's first Liberal Democrat Lord Mayor
  • 2005: Freda Salway (Liberal Democrat) [17]
  • 2006: Gareth Neale (Conservative)
  • 2007: Gill Bird (Labour)
  • 2008: Kate Lloyd (Liberal Democrat)
  • 2009: Brian Griffiths (Conservative)
  • 2010: Keith Hyde (Liberal Democrat) [18]
  • 2011: Delme Bowen, the city's first Plaid Cymru Lord Mayor
  • 2012: Derrick Morgan, from 27 September 2012 – between May and September 2012 the position of Lord Mayor was unfilled, while the new Labour council attempted to split the responsibilities of the mayor between two councillors. Cllr Cerys Furlong filled the traditional mayoral role of Chair of the Council during this period.[19]
  • 2013: Derrick Morgan (Labour) [20]
  • 2014: Margaret Jones
  • 2015: David Walker
  • 2016: Monica Walsh [21]
  • 2017: Bob Derbyshire
  • 2018: Dianne Rees (Conservative) [22]
  • 2019: Daniel De'Ath (Labour), Cardiff's first black mayor [23]

Fictional mayors of Cardiff[edit]

  • Margaret Blaine – featured in the Boom Town episode of the BBC TV series Doctor Who, first broadcast in 2005. Blaine is actually an alien taking on a human appearance as the mayor of Cardiff. She is played by the English actor, Annette Badland.[24]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Lord Mayor – A History, Cardiff Council webpages, last update 2015. Retrieved 27 March 2017.
  2. ^ Waldram, Hannah (7 August 2011). "Council to market one of its oldest buildings for venue hire". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 23 August 2017.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i Mayors and other secular officials, British History Online, information reproduced from Cardiff Records: Volume 5 edited by John Hobson Matthews (1905) pp. 508–548. Retrieved 8 December 2016.
  4. ^ David James Friend of freedom facing capture, South Wales Echo, 18 January 2010. Retrieved 29 December 2011.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t LORDMAYORS OF CARDIFF.pdf (accessed at Lord Mayor – A History), Cardiff Council website www.cardiff.gov.uk. Retrieved 30 December 2011.
  6. ^ Elizabeth Baigent, 'Vachell, Ada Marian [Sister Ada] (1866–1923)', Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 accessed 8 Oct 2016
  7. ^ The Beginning Archived 4 December 2014 at the Wayback Machine, Brains website. Retrieved 30 December 2011.
  8. ^ "Mayoral Bother at Cardiff – Passionate Scenes in the Council Chamber – Mr. John Jenkins Refuses Office". Western Mail. 3 November 1900. p. 5. Retrieved 27 March 2017.
  9. ^ "Election of Mayors". The Times (36609). London. 11 November 1901. p. 7.
  10. ^ Haworth, Alan; Hayter, Dianne (22 April 2015). Men Who Made Labour. Routledge. p. 107. ISBN 978-1-135-39048-8. Retrieved 26 March 2017.
  11. ^ Prof. William Rees (1969), "The Reformed Borough, 1836-1914", Cardiff - A History Of The City, The Corporation of the City of Cardiff, p. 338
  12. ^ "Son of evicted farmer who became Lord Mayor of Cardiff" Archived 3 December 2013 at the Wayback Machine, The Southern Star, 15 April 2013. Retrieved 28 November 2013.
  13. ^ Brian Lee 100 facts you (probably) didn't know about Cardiff, Expats Newsletter, Wales Online. Retrieved 31 December 2011.
  14. ^ Phillip Nifield Former Cardiff Lord Mayor dies, South Wales Echo, 6 March 2003. Retrieved 2 January 2012.
  15. ^ Hats off as Queen's man retires, BBC News, 13 June 2008. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
  16. ^ "Labour sweep the city - Tory gloom as eight seats fall". South Wales Echo. 3 May 1991. p. 3.
  17. ^ Phillip Nifield I WANT TO BE THE PEOPLE'S LORD MAYOR.., South Wales Echo, 26 April 2005. Retrieved 2 January 2012.
  18. ^ "New Lord Mayor to be installed in city". South Wales Echo. 20 May 2010. Retrieved 10 July 2018.
  19. ^ Law, Peter (20 September 2012). "Cardiff to get Lord Mayor again after Labour council U-turn". WalesOnline. Retrieved 5 April 2013.
  20. ^ Peter Law (13 March 2013) "Lord Mayor Councillor Derrick Morgan to hold his role for another year" Archived 6 December 2013 at the Wayback Machine, YourCardiff (Media Wales). Retrieved 28 November 2013.
  21. ^ "Cancer patient Monica Walsh becomes Cardiff's Lord Mayor – and choses Cancer Research as her charity". Media Wales. Retrieved 1 January 2017.
  22. ^ Cardiff's new Lord Mayor announces chosen charity for her year in office (press release), PR Newslink, 24 May 2018. Retrieved 10 July 2018.
  23. ^ The rock n' roll secret of Cardiff's first black mayor (press release), Cardiff Council, 23 May 2018. Retrieved 25 May 2019.
  24. ^ Boom Town, BBC Coventry, 6 June 2005. Retrieved 1 January 2012.

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