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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 20 February 2023

Tuesday 21 March 2023

10:30 - 12:30

The Mayor will attend the funeral of Chair Cllr Beaty Bainbridge, St Mary & St Cuthbert's Church, Church Chare, Chester-le-Street, DH3 3QB.

16:00 - 18:00

The Mayor will attend Stockton Children's Book of the Year Awards, Jim Cooke Conference Suite, Stockton Central Library TS18 1TU.

Wednesday 22 March 2023

18:00 - 20:00

The Mayor will chair Council, Stockton Baptist Tabernacle, The Square, Stockton on Tees TS18 1TE.

Friday 24 March 2023

18:30 - 23:00

The Mayor will attend Great Aycliffe Mayor's Charity Dinner, Redworth Hall Hotel, Surtees Road, Newton Aycliffe DL5 6NL.

Saturday 25 March 2023

18:30 - 00:00

The Mayor will attend Richmondshire Civic Reception, ITC Warrent Officers and Sergeants Mess, Vimy Barracks, Catterick Garrison, North Yorkshire DL9 3PS.

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