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Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

Big plans, bright future

The Mayor and Civic Offices


The Mayor for 2016-17 is Councillor Ken Dixon. The Mayoress is Mrs Linda Dixon. The Deputy Mayor is Councillor Maurice Perry and the Deputy Mayoress is Mrs Laraine Perry. 


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 Civic Awards

The Stockton Council Mayor's Civic Awards aim to honour people, organisations and businesses who have made a real difference to their community. Nominations for the 2016/17 Civic Awards are now open. 

Find information about the Mayor's Civic Awards.


Mayor's Charities

During his year in Office Councillor Dixon will be working to raise awareness and much needed funds for his chosen charities which are Bowel Cancer UKButterwick Hospice, and Meningitis Now. More information can be found in the Mayors Charity Leaflet.

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 528161, or send an email to