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The Mayor

The Mayor of Chichester 2021/2022 – Councillor John Hughes

The Mayor’s role is to chair Council meetings and represent Chichester at civic events and functions each year, including award-giving receptions and events organised by local voluntary and community groups to name a few.

The Mayor of Chichester for 2021/2022 is 
Councillor John Hughes
The Mayoress is Councillor Cherry Hughes
The Deputy Mayor is Councillor Julian Joy
The Bailiff to the City of Chichester is Councillor Craig Gershater
The Mayor’s Chaplain is Canon David Nason

The Mayor of Chichester is elected by Members of the City Council in May each year and receives an annual allowance of £4,000 (paid in two instalments).

The Mayor is happy to attend events in the City and, by special arrangement, attend functions outside the City boundary. Contact information below.

The Mayor would like to hear of any local resident who is about the reach their 100th birthday.  Please contact the Mayor’s Secretary, Marianne Hosken (details below).

Image showing the Mayor and Mayoress of Chichester
Councillor John Hughes & Councillor Cherry Hughes
Mayor and Mayoress of Chichester
Councillor John Hughes & Councillor Cherry Hughes

The Mayor continues to support and assist with fundraising for their chosen charities.

This year’s Mayoral Charities are:

We have a comprehensive list of our Past Mayors available to view and/or download.

Mayoral Visits

Arrangements for Mayoral visits can be arranged through the Mayor’s Secretary by e-mailing, by telephoning 01243 788502 or in writing to:

The Mayor’s Secretary, Chichester City Council, The Council House, North Street, Chichester, PO19 1LQ.

The Mayor’s weekly engagements diary:

The Mayor in Office becomes a member of many local/national organisations.

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