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The Mayor of Stockton-on-Tees

The Mayor for 2022 to 2023 is Councillor Ross Patterson. The Mayoress is Megan Patterson. The Deputy Mayor is Councillor Jim Beall and the Deputy Mayoress is Pauline Beall.

Mayor Patterson and Mayoress Megan Patterson

The Mayor's duties

The Mayor of Stockton-on-Tees is the first citizen of the Borough and speaks on behalf of the area and its community. A Deputy Mayor assists with civic duties and takes the Mayor's place when he or she is not available. Both the Mayor and the Deputy Mayor choose a Mayoress (or, in the case of a female Mayor, a Consort) to support them in their duties. The Mayor is also a councillor who is elected by fellow councillors to fulfil mayoral duties for one term. 

The Mayoral term of office is one year, with elections taking place at the Annual Meeting of the Council each spring. As first citizen, the Mayor acts as Chairperson of the regular meetings of the full Council and holds a casting vote at these meetings.

The Mayor receives many invitations to events and attends as many of them as possible. He or she welcomes royal visitors to the Borough and is often called upon to greet other visitors at the request of schools or other organisations. 

The Mayor attends a number of annual functions, including: Annual Meeting and Installation, the annual Community Prayer Service (Mayor's Sunday), the charity Civic Ball and he or she also takes a formal salute at parades to mark the Battle of Britain and Remembrance Sunday. If you would like the Mayor to attend an event please contact the Mayor's Office using the contact details on this page.

Mayoral Engagements for week commencing 14 November 2022

Tuesday 15 November 2022

9:30am to 10am

The Mayor will visit Oxbridge Primary School, 19-20 Oxbridge Lane, Stockton-On-Tees TS18 4DA.

11:45am to 1pm

The Mayor will attend the Lord Lieutenant of Durham's Thank You Lunch, Employment and Training Hub, Wellington Square, Stockton on Tees TS18 1RG.

Wednesday 16 November 2022

10am to 12pm

The Mayor will attend Citizenship Ceremony, Register Office, Nightingale House, Balaclava Street, Stockton on Tees TS18 2AL.

7pm to 10pm

The Mayor will attend Hartlepool Mayor's Charity Night, Hartlepool Cricket Club, Park Drive, Hartlepool TS26 0DA.

Thursday 17 November 2022

9am to 10am

The Mayor will show support at 'Freedom from Fear', Sainsbury's, Whitehouse Farm, Stockton on Tees TS19 0QB.

1:30pm to 2:30pm

The Mayor will attend the Time Capsule Burial Ceremony, IB Leisure, Blair Ave, Ingleby Barwick, Stockton-On-Tees TS17 5BL.

Friday 18 November 2022

1:30pm to 4pm

The Mayor will Catalyst Annual Conference and Achievement Awards, Stockton Baptist Church, The Square, Stockton-On-Tees TS18 1TE.

The Mayor's Charities

Mayor Councillor Patterson is working to raise awareness and much needed funds for his chosen charity which is the Historic Counties Trust.

The Mayor's 100 Heroes

Find out more about the Mayor's challenge which aims to get local people fundraising for his chosen charities.

Mayors Civic Awards

The Civic Awards honour local people and organisations or businesses that have made a real difference to our community. Nominations for 2022 to 2023 are now open.

Mayor's blog

Find out more about the role of the Civic Mayor of Stockton-on-Tees by reading their blog