Witham Town Mayor & Deputy Mayor

The Town Mayor is considered the 'First Among Equals', sits as Chairman of the Council and presides at each meeting of the Full Council.  Each year, a new Mayor is elected by the members of the Town Council at the Annual General Meeting. 

The Mayor is a statutory, unpaid position and does not hold executive powers to direct the Council. The Town Mayor instead represents Witham across the civic life of Essex, raising awareness for local causes and promotes the numerous charities, businesses and voluntary groups that keep Witham moving and working.

 

The Mayor for the Civic Year 2022-23 is Councillor Jack Bayford. Councillor Bayford is supported this year by Deputy Mayor Councillor John Goodman.  The Civic Year runs from the first week of May.

 

The Mayor’s chosen charity for the year is the Royal British Legion and Witham Cricket Club.

If you would like the Mayor to attend your event or function, click the link below to email Witham Town Council with details of your event and your contact details.

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Previous Town Mayors

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Cllr Angela Kilmartin

2021-22

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Cllr Patrick Horner

2016-17

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Cllr Michael Lager

2012-13

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Cllr Janet Money

2008-09

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Cllr Mrs J S M Martin

2004-05

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Cllr M F Jones

2000-01

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Cllr Mrs J S M Martin

1996-97

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Cllr Barry Fleet

1992-93

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Cllr A Slowman

1988-89

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Cllr J B Gimson

1984-85

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Cllr Clare Lager

2019-21

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Cllr Bill Rose

2015-16

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Cllr John Goodman

2011-12

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Cllr Paul Heath

2007-08

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Cllr Dr R L Evans

2003-04

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Cllr T Hewitt

1999-2000

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Cllr Phil Barlow

1995-96

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Cllr K D Boylan

1991-92

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Cllr A Slowman

1987-88

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Cllr W A Marsh

1983-84

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Cllr Tom Pleasance

2018-19

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Cllr Janet Money

2014-15

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Cllr Patricia Lee

2010-11

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Cllr Phil Barlow

2006-07

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Cllr K D Boylan

2002-03

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Cllr R L Evans

1998-99

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Cllr Joy Reekie

1994-95

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Cllr D A Sabin

1990-91

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Cllr Mrs C M Edwards

1986-87

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Cllr W A Marsh

1982-83

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Cllr Jo-Ann Williams

2017-18

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Cllr Corinne Thompson

2013-14

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Cllr Barry Fleet

2009-10

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Cllr Kathy Tearle

2005-06

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Cllr Paul Heath

2001-02

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Cllr Kathy Tearle

1997-98

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Cllr J P O'Hare

1993-94

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Cllr D A Sabin

1989-90

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Cllr Mrs C M Edwards

1985-86