The role of Mayor

Ceremonial and civic head

Each year in May the Council elects a Councillor to be the borough's ceremonial and civic head.

The Mayor does not take an active political role in the Council's affairs.

The Mayor:

  • chairs Council meetings
  • receives members of the Royal Family and other important guests on official borough engagements
  • attends hundreds of events across the borough and across London, supporting community organisations
  • entertains people from community organisations at the Mayor's Parlour in the Town Hall during formal and informal events