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Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

Big plans, bright future

The Mayor and Civic Offices


The Mayor for 2018-19 is Councillor Eileen Johnson. The Mayor's Consort is Councillor Paul Kirton. The Deputy Mayor is Councillor Lynn Hall and the Deputy Mayor's Consort is Mrs Janice Gallagher. 


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 fulfill 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.


Mayor's Charities

During her year in Office Councillor Johnson will be working to raise awareness and much needed funds for her chosen charities which are  The Royal British Legion and Mary Thompson Fund. More details can be found in the Mayors Charity Leaflet.

The Mayor will also support a new charitable fund set up to be managed by care leavers to both develop business expertise and to support outcomes for children in the care of the Council.

If you would like to make a donation to help these life-changing charities, or support one of the Mayor's fundraising events on their behalf, please contact the civic office on 01642 528172, or send an email to [email protected].

The Mayor Benevolent Fund has been established to support the needs of organisations / groups in the Borough of Stockton-on-Tees in particular by:

  • The provision of funds to enable selected groups to enjoy a better quality of life
  • The provision of funds to enable organisations / groups to undertake activities that they would otherwise be unable to do. 

Read the Benevolent Fund Guidance and application form for further information regarding the fund.

More information on the role of the Mayor and his achievements can be found in her leaflet.

Overview of the Mayoral Role and Achievements 2017-18

Find out more about the role of the Mayor from the 2017-18 Mayor of Stockton-on-Tees Councillor Maurice Perry.



Overview of the Mayoral Role and Achievements 2016-17

Find out more about the role of the Mayor from the 2016-17 Mayor of Stockton-on-Tees Councillor Ken Dixon.