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Past Mayors


See our list of past Mayors from 1889 to the present day.

1889 to 1924

YearMayor
1889-90 John Stone Wigg
1890-91 John Stone Wigg
1891-92 Hori Pink
1892-93 Hori Pink
1893-94 Henry Pickman Cronk
1894-95 Sir David Lionel Salomons Bart
1895-96 Cha.s Rob.t Fletcher Lutwidge
1896-97 Cha.s Rob.t Fletcher Lutwidge
1897-98 Cha.s Rob.t Fletcher Lutwidge
1898-99 Frank William Stone
1899-00 Frank William Stone
1900-01 William Henry Delves
1901-02 Cha.s Rob.t Fletcher Lutwidge
1902-03 Gilbert Finch
1903-04 Edward Elvy Robb
1904-05 Harold Thorpe
1905-06 Alfred Hicks
1906-07 Benjamin Minors Woollan
1907-08 Benjamin Minors Woollan
1908-09 Herbert Murkin Caley
1909-10 Frederick Wadham Elers
1910-11 Col. Sydney Sladen
1911-12 Col. Sydney Sladen
1912-13 James Greer Silcock
1913-14 Charles Whitbourn Emson
1914-15 Charles Whitbourn Emson
1915-16 Charles Whitbourn Emson
1916-17 Charles Whitbourn Emson
1917-18 Robert Vaughan Gower
1918-19 Sir Robert Gower O.B.E
1919-20 Henry Arthur Latimer M.D
1920-21 Henry John Willmot
1921-22 Septimus Parsonage
1922-23 Septimus Parsonage
1923-24 Septimus Parsonage
1924-25 Septimus Parsonage

1925 to 1973

YearMayor
1925-26 Charles Edward Westbrook
1926-27 Charles Edward Westbrook
1927-28 Septimus Parsonage
1928-29 John Beddome Snell O.B.E
1929-30 John Beddome Snell O.B.E
1930-31 Albert Dennis
1931-32 Albert Dennis
1932-33 Robert Harry Burslem
1933-34 Robert Harry Burslem
1934-35 Ernest Barten Weekes
1935-36 Ernest Barten Weekes
1936-37 Edward Jeffery Strange
1937-38 Charles Ethelbert Hillman
1938-39 Charles Edward Westbrook O.B.E
1939-40 Charles Edward Westbrook O.B.E
1940-41 Charles Edward Westbrook O.B.E
1941-42 Charles Edward Westbrook O.B.E
1942-43 Charles Edward Westbrook O.B.E
1943-44 Charles Edward Westbrook O.B.E. C.C.
1944-45 Charles Edward Westbrook O.B.E. C.C.
1945-46 Thomas Colin Allan
1946-47 Thomas Colin Allan
1947-49 James Albert Sargent
1949-50 Muriel Bury Wells
1950-51 Muriel Bury Wells
1951-52 Frank Shearme Harries L.L.B
1952-53 John Crabtree J.P
1953-54 James Alexander McNab M.B.E
1954-55 James Alexander McNab M.B.E
1955-56 Stanley Herbert Muffett
1956-57 Stanley Herbert Muffett
1957-58 Ernest Croucher
1958-59 Ernest Croucher
1959-60 Norman Lawrence Glanfield J.P
1960-61 Maynard William Beastall
1961-62 Cyril John Gange
1962-63 Donald Savage
1963-64 John Thompson Spare
1964-65 Clarinda Cox
1965-66 Frank Howard Simmonds
1966-67 John Stoddart Forrest C.B.E
1967-68 Laura Ethel Bowles
1968-69 Kenneth James Gunn Morrison
1969-70 Patience Elizabeth Florita Thesiger T.D
1970-71 Roland George Guy Woodland
1971-72 James William Lawrence
1972-73 Gerard James Richard Slater L.L.B
1973-74 Norman Lawrence Glanfield J.P

1974 to 1999

Year Mayor
1974-75George Stanley Sturgeon
1975-76Lieutenant Colonel Reginald John Smith, MBE, FCIS
1976-77Myrtle Streeten, BA
1977-78Commander Roderick Symon, RD, RNR
1978-79William John Jempson
1979-80Henry Blakeway
1980-81William Frederick Shepherd, DDA
1981-82Barbara Sandford
1982-83Brigadier Charles Joseph Collingwood Sherman, CBE
1983-84James Bernard Ludden, KSG
1984-85Major Victor Thomas George Liles
1985-86Olive Margaret Eames
1986-87Joyce Muriel Hilling
1987-88David Gilbert Gerald Kirby MBE
1988-89Arthur Frederick Sayer
1989-90James William Perry
1990-91Paul Holman
1991-92James Edward Scholes
1992-93Dennis Brian Smith, FCIS MBE
1993-94Audrey Sturley
1994-95Hugh Wright, MA (Oxon), CPA, EPA
1995-96Walter Edward Stone
1996-97Ruth Margaret Baker, BA (Oxon)
1997-98David John Mills, BSc, FCII
1998-99Alfred Joseph Baker, BSc(Soc) Dip Ed BA
1999-00Geoffrey Edwin Ealden

2000 to the present day

Year Mayor
2000-01Robin Dundas Weir Morton
2001-02Melvyn James Howell BA (Lond) FRSA, FCIB, MICM
2002-03Stanley R Ward
2003-04David Wakefield
2004-05John Cunningham
2005-06Jennifer Paulson-Ellis
2006-07Ronald Weeden
2007-08Barbara Cobbold
2008-09Mike Rusbridge
2009-10Leonard Price
2010-11David Jukes
2011-12Elizabeth Thomas MA, BA, ARCM
2012-13John Smith
2013-14Dr. Ronen Basu
2014-15Julian Stanyer FRICS
2015-16David Elliott
2016-17David Neve B.Ed (Hons)
2017-18Julia Soyke B.Sc (Hons)
2018-19Len Horwood
2019-20James Scholes
2020-21Joy Podbury