Lord Mayor of Stoke-on-Trent

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The position of Lord Mayor of Stoke-on-Trent is largely ceremonial. The role of Lord Mayor is decided upon by a vote amongst the elected councillors of Stoke-on-Trent City Council; the candidates are also selected from the councillors. The current Lord Mayor is Councillor Lilian Dodd.[1]

History[edit]

Between 1910 and 1928 the Borough, and later, City of Stoke-on-Trent had a Mayor rather than a Lord Mayor. The first Mayor of Stoke-on-Trent was Cecil Wedgwood of the Wedgwood pottery dynasty.[2] The title of Lord Mayor was first conferred on the City of Stoke-on-Trent by King George V on 10 July 1928.

List of Former Lord Mayors[edit]

  • 1927-28 Thomas Wild (Independent)
  • 1928-29 William Leason (Independent)
  • 1929-30 George Barber (Labour)
  • 1930-31 Herbert Colclough (Independent)
  • 1931-32 Florence Farmer (Independent)
  • 1932-33 Thomas Mitchell (Independent)
  • 1933-34 Arthur Hollins (Labour) , MP for Stoke-on Trent
  • 1934-35 Alfred Harvey (Independent)
  • 1935-36 John H. Dale (Labour)
  • 1936-37 John A. Dale (Independent)
  • 1937-38 George Timmis (Labour)
  • 1938-39 John Barker (Independent)
  • 1939-40 William Holdcroft (Labour)
  • 1940-41 Arthur Hewitt (Independent)
  • 1941-42 Henry McBrine (Labour)
  • 1942-43 Charles Brook (Independent)
  • 1943-44 Arthur Austin (Labour)
  • 1944-45 William Herbert Kemp (Independent)
  • 1945-46 Percy Williams (Labour)
  • 1946-47 Harry Leason (Independent)
  • 1947-49 Henry Beresford (Labour) (two years)
  • 1949-50 Arthur Spark (Independent)
  • 1950-51 Henry Hopwood (Labour)
  • 1951-52 Horace Barks (Labour)
  • 1952-53 George Barber (Labour)
  • 1953-54 Albert Bennett (Labour)
  • 1954-55 Annie Barker (Labour)
  • 1955-56 Harold Naylor (Labour)
  • 1956-57 William Bailey (Labour)
  • 1957-58 Arthur Perry (Labour)
  • 1958-59 Samuel Capewell (Labour)
  • 1959-60 Harold Clowes (Labour)
  • 1960-61 Gordon Dale (Labour)
  • 1961-62 William Hancock (Conservative)
  • 1962-63 Thomas Beddow (Labour)
  • 1963-64 James Westwood (Labour)
  • 1964-65 Joseph Hulme (Labour)
  • 1965-66 James Boon (Labour)
  • 1966-67 James Evans (Labour)
  • 1967-68 Edwin Holloway (Independent)
  • 1968-69 Doris Robinson (Labour)
  • 1969-70 Arthur Moran (Labour)
  • 1970-71 Mary Bourne (Labour)
  • 1971-72 Arthur Cholerton (Labour)
  • 1972-73 Bill Austin (Labour) (1st Term)
  • 1973-74 Arthur Cotton (Labour)
  • 1974-75 Harry Smallwood (Labour)
  • 1975-76 Dennis Shotton (Labour)
  • 1976-77 William Screen (Labour)
  • 1977-78 Ron Southern (Labour)
  • 1978-79 William Wass (Conservative)
  • 1979-80 Mary Stringer (Labour)
  • 1980-81 John Wallis (Labour)
  • 1981-82 Leslie Sillitoe (Labour)
  • 1982-83 Thomas Brennan (Labour)
  • 1983-84 Doug Brown (Labour) (1st Term)
  • 1984-85 Jack Dimmock (Labour)
  • 1985-86 John Birkin (Labour) (1st Term)
  • 1986-87 Harry Oakes (Labour)
  • 1987-88 Gordon Tuck (Labour)
  • 1988-89 Alan Edwards (Labour)
  • 1989-90 Stan Bate (Labour)
  • 1990-91 Sybil Halfpenny (Labour)
  • 1991-92 Lily Wall (Labour)
  • 1992-93 Alan Jones (Labour)
  • 1993-94 Marian Beckett (Labour)
  • 1994-95 Richard Leigh (Labour)
  • 1995-96 James Dunn (Labour)
  • 1996-97 John Birkin (Labour) (2nd Term)
  • 1997-98 Doug Brown (Labour) (2nd Term)
  • 1998-99 Kath Banks (Labour)
  • 1999-2000 Reg Booth (Labour)

21st century[edit]

  • 2000-01 Barbara Dunn (Labour)
  • 2001-02 Bill Austin (Labour) (2nd Term)
  • 2002-03 Ellis Bevan (Liberal Democrat)
  • 2003-04 Clive Brian (Conservative)
  • 2004-05 Karamat Ali (Labour)
  • 2005-06 Maurice Lewis (Labour)
  • 2006-07 Jean Edwards (Labour)
  • 2007-08 Bagh Ali (Labour)
  • 2008-09 Derek Capey (City Independent)
  • 2009-10 Jean Bowers (Liberal Democrat) (1st term)
  • 2010-11 Denver Tolley (Labour)
  • 2011-12 Terry Follows (City Independent)
  • 2012-13 Terry Crowe (Labour)
  • 2013-14 Sheila Pitt (Labour)
  • 2014-15 Majid Khan (Labour)
  • 2015–16 Jean Bowers (City Independent) (2nd term)
  • 2016–17 Anthony Munday (City Independent)[3]
  • 2017–18 Ross Irving (Conservative and Independent Alliance) [4]
  • 2018–19 Lilian Dodd (City Independent)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lord Mayor of Stoke-on-Trent". Stoke-on-Trent Council. Retrieved 19 May 2018.
  2. ^ Warrillow, Ernest J. D. (1960). A sociological history of the city of Stoke-on-Trent. Etruscan Publication. p. 224.
  3. ^ "Lord Mayor of Stoke-on-Trent". City of Stoke-on-Trent. Retrieved 16 March 2017.
  4. ^ "Lord Mayor of Stoke-on-Trent". City of Stoke-on-Trent. Retrieved 4 June 2017.