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Encyclopedia > Mayors in the United Kingdom

In the United Kingdom, the office of Mayor or Lord Mayor (Provost and Lord Provost in Scotland) had long been ceremonial posts, with little or no duties attached to it. The most famous example is that of the Lord Mayor of London. A mayor (from the Latin maīor, meaning larger,greater) is the politician who serves as chief executive official of some types of municipalities. ... Councillor Patrick (Pat) John Stannard, Lord Mayor of Oxford (2004). ... A provost (introduced into Scots from French) was the leader of a Scottish burgh council, the equivalent of a mayor in other parts of the English-speaking world. ... A Lord Provost is the Scottish equivalent of a Lord Mayor. ... Scottish Executive - official site of the Scottish Executive Scottish Parliament - official site of The Scottish Parliament BBC Scotland - Scottish history, news and travel pages from BBC The Gazetteer for Scotland - Extensive guide to the places and people of Scotland, by the Royal Scottish Geographical Society and University of Edinburgh Scotland... Michael Berry Savory. ...


Traditionally mayors and provosts have been elected by town, borough (burgh in Scotland) and city councils. Since 2000, several districts now have directly-elected mayors with executive powers. Main street in Bastrop, Texas, a small town In American English, a town is usually a municipal corporation that is smaller than a city but larger than a village. ... A borough is a local government administrative subdivision used in the Canadian province of Quebec, in some states of the United States, and formerly in New Zealand. ... Burgh can refer to the following: Burgh (pronounced burruh) - A highly autonomous unit of local government in Scotland, with rights to representation in the Parliament of Scotland, in use from at least the 9th century until their abolition in 1975 when a new regional structure of local government was introduced... Montreal skyline at night For alternate meanings see city (disambiguation) A city is an urban area that is differentiated from a town, village, or hamlet by size, population density, importance, or legal status. ... This article is about the year 2000. ...

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Election

In England, where a borough or a city is a local government district, the mayor is a councillor. In cases where a town or a city is a civil parish, the mayor is elected from their number by the parish council. Where the mayoralty used to be associated with a local government district but that district has been abolished, Charter Trustees may be set up to provide continuity until a parish council may be set up. The Districts of England are the lowest level of local government in England, except for civil parishes. ... A councillor is a member of a council (such as a city council), particularly in the U.K., Canada, and its former colonies. ... In England a civil parish (usually just parish) is the smallest unit of local government. ... In the United Kingdom, Charter Trustees are set up to maintain the continuity of a town charter or city charter after a district with the status of a borough or city has been abolished, until such time as a parish council is established. ...


Direct election

In 2000 the Labour government led by Tony Blair passed a local government reform which changed this somewhat. Several districts in England now have directly elected mayors with real powers and an advisory cabinet to assist them. This article is about the year 2000. ... The Labour Party is the principal centre-left political party in the United Kingdom (see British politics). ... The Right Honourable Anthony Charles Lynton Blair (born 6 May 1953) is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, First Lord of the Treasury and Minister for the Civil Service. ... Direct election In 2000 the Labour government led by Tony Blair passed a local government reform which changed this somewhat. ...


Also since 2000, the area of Greater London has had a Greater London Authority headed by a Mayor of London. This is a separate post to the historic and honorific Lord Mayor of London and may be characterised as a strategic, regional, role rather than as anything analogous to previous local government in England. The Greater London Authority (GLA) administers the 1579 sq. ... The current Mayor of London, Ken Livingstone. ... Michael Berry Savory. ...


Lord Mayors and Lord Provosts

The right to appoint a Lord Mayor (or in Scotland, a Lord Provost) is a rare honour, even less frequently bestowed than city status; a Lord Provost also acts as Lord Lieutenant of their city. Councillor Patrick (Pat) John Stannard, Lord Mayor of Oxford (2004). ... Scottish Executive - official site of the Scottish Executive Scottish Parliament - official site of The Scottish Parliament BBC Scotland - Scottish history, news and travel pages from BBC The Gazetteer for Scotland - Extensive guide to the places and people of Scotland, by the Royal Scottish Geographical Society and University of Edinburgh Scotland... A Lord Provost is the Scottish equivalent of a Lord Mayor. ... Historically, city status was associated with the presence of a cathedral, such as York Minster. ... Ensign of the Lord-Lieutenant The title Lord-Lieutenant is given to the British monarchs personal representatives around the United Kingdom. ...


Currently, 30 cities have Lord Mayors or Lord Provosts.


In England: Birmingham, Bradford, Bristol, Canterbury, Chester, Coventry, Exeter, Kingston-upon-Hull, Leeds, Leicester, Liverpool, the City of London, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne, Norwich, Nottingham, Oxford, Plymouth, Portsmouth, Sheffield, Stoke-on-Trent, the City of Westminster and York. Wikimedia Commons has media related to: England Travel guide to England from Wikitravel English language English law English (people) List of monarchs of England – Kings of England family tree List of English people Angeln (region in northern Germany, presumably the origin of the Angles for whom England is named) UK... The city from above Centenary Square. ... The City of Bradistan Metropolitan District is a metropolitan borough in West Yorkshire, England. ... Bristol is a unitary authority with city and ceremonial county status in South West England. ... The City of Canterbury is a local government district with city status in Kent, England. ... Chester is a local government district in Cheshire, North West England, with the status of a city. ... The Precinct in Coventry city centre Coventry is a city and metropolitan borough in the West Midlands of England. ... The city of Exeter is the county town of Devon, in England, UK. It is located at 50° 43′ 25″ N, 3° 31′ 39″ W. In the 2001 census its population was recorded at 111,066. ... Hull or Kingston upon Hull is a city and unitary authority situated on the north bank of the Humber estuary. ... Leeds is a city in the metropolitan borough of the City of Leeds in West Yorkshire in the north of England. ... Leicester city centre, looking towards the clock tower Leicester (pronounced ) is the largest city in the English East Midlands. ... Liverpools skyline, as seen from the River Mersey. ... The eastern side of the City of London viewed from St. ... Manchester is a city in the North West of England. ... This article is about a city in the United Kingdom. ... This article is about the English city. ... Nottingham is a city and county town of Nottinghamshire, in the East Midlands of England. ... Oxford is a city and local government district in Oxfordshire, England, with a population of 134,248 (2001 census). ... Plymouth is a city in the South West of England, or alternatively the Westcountry, and is situated within the traditional county of Devon. ... This article is about the English city of Portsmouth. ... Sheffield is a city and metropolitan borough in the north of England. ... This page is about Stoke-on-Trent in England. ... The City of Westminster is a London borough and a city in its own right, situated to the west of the City of London and north of the River Thames. ... York is a city in northern England, at the confluence of the Rivers Ouse and Foss. ...


In Scotland: Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow. Scottish Executive - official site of the Scottish Executive Scottish Parliament - official site of The Scottish Parliament BBC Scotland - Scottish history, news and travel pages from BBC The Gazetteer for Scotland - Extensive guide to the places and people of Scotland, by the Royal Scottish Geographical Society and University of Edinburgh Scotland... City of Aberdeen is one of 32 unitary council regions in Scotland. ... City of Dundee (Mòr-bhaile Dhùn Dèagh in Gaelic) is one of 32 unitary council regions in Scotland. ... City of Edinburgh (Mòr-bhaile Dhùn Èideann in Gaelic) is one of 32 unitary council regions in Scotland. ... The City of Glasgow Council (Mòr-bhaile Ghlaschu in Gaelic) is one of the 32 Scottish unitary authorities, formerly Glasgow District Council and Glasgow Corporation in Glasgow, Scotland. ...


In Wales: Cardiff, and Swansea. National motto: Cymru am byth (Welsh: Wales for ever) Waless location within the UK Official languages English, Welsh Capital Cardiff Largest city Cardiff First Minister Rhodri Morgan Area  - Total Ranked 3rd UK 20,779 km² Population  - Total (2001)  - Density Ranked 3rd UK 2,903,085 140/km² NUTS 1... The Norman Keep, Cardiff Castle Aerial view of the Millennium Stadium The Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay The Cardiff Indoor Market Cardiff (Welsh: Caerdydd) is the capital and largest city of Wales. ... View of Oxford Street in Swansea city centre Marina, formerly South Dock in the Maritime Quarter Aerial view of Swansea Bay Swansea (Welsh: Abertawe, mouth of the Tawe) is a city and county in South Wales, situated on the coast immediately to the east of the Gower Peninsula. ...


In Northern Ireland: Belfast. official_languages = Englishde facto5| Dieu et mon droit (Royal motto) (French for God and my right)3 Northern Irelands location within the UK Official languages English, Irish, Ulster Scots Capital and largest city Belfast First Minister Office suspended Area  - Total Ranked 4th 13,843 km² Population  - Total (2001)  - Density Ranked... Belfast (Béal Feirste in Irish) is a city in the United Kingdom, and the second-largest city on the island of Ireland. ...


Honorifics

The Right Honourable

The Lord Mayors of London, Cardiff, Belfast, York and Bristol and the Lord Provosts of Edinburgh and Glasgow are styled The Right Honourable. No other honorifics are applied to the Provosts and Lord Provosts in Scotland. The eastern side of the City of London viewed from St. ... The Norman Keep, Cardiff Castle Aerial view of the Millennium Stadium The Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay The Cardiff Indoor Market Cardiff (Welsh: Caerdydd) is the capital and largest city of Wales. ... Belfast (Béal Feirste in Irish) is a city in the United Kingdom, and the second-largest city on the island of Ireland. ... York is a city in northern England, at the confluence of the Rivers Ouse and Foss. ... Bristol is a unitary authority with city and ceremonial county status in South West England. ... Edinburgh (pronounced ), Dùn Èideann () in Scottish Gaelic, is the second-largest city in Scotland and its capital city. ... Glasgow (or Glaschu in Gaelic) is Scotlands largest city and unitary council, situated on the River Clyde in the countrys west central lowlands. ... The Right Honourable (abbreviated The Rt Hon. ...


The Right Worshipful

All other Lord Mayors, as well as the Mayors of cities and the original Cinque Ports (Sandwich, Hythe, Dover, Romney and Hastings), are styled The Right Worshipful. Also some historic boroughs, such as Shrewsbury and Atcham in Shropshire call their Mayors by this prefix. Historically, city status was associated with the presence of a cathedral, such as York Minster. ... Flag of the Cinque Ports Formally, in Kent and Sussex there are five Head Ports making up the Confederation of the Cinque Ports (pronounced sank ports, and meaning five ports, in Norman French). ... Location within the British Isles Arms of Sandwich Town Council Sandwich is an historic town in Kent, south-east England. ... Map sources for Hythe at grid reference TR158350 The small seaside resort and town of Hythe, in the District of Shepway, (derived from sheep-way, since shepherds drove their flocks across Romney Marsh and the Downs) is one of the five original Cinque Ports on the south coast of Kent... Map sources for Dover at grid reference TR315415 Arms of Dover Borough Council This article is about the English port town. ... Map sources for New Romney at grid reference TR0624 New Romney is a small seaside town in Kent, England. ... Hastings is a town and local government district in South East England, in the county of East Sussex. ... Shrewsbury and Atcham is a local government district with borough status in Shropshire, England. ... Shropshire (abbreviated Salop or Shrops) is a traditional, ceremonial and administrative county in the West Midlands region of England. ...


The Worshipful

All other Mayors are styled The Worshipful. These honorific styles are used only before the Mayoral title and not before the name, and are not retained after the term of office.


See also

The United Kingdom is made up of four parts - England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. ...

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In England, where a borough or a city is a local government district, the mayor is elected annually by the council from their number and chairs meetings of the council.
In cases where a town or a city is a civil parish, the mayor is elected from their number by the parish council.
This is a separate post to the historic and honorific Lord Mayor of London and may be characterised as a strategic, regional, role rather than as anything analogous to previous local government in England.
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