The Lord MayorLast updated: 01 February 2013 14:41
Details on the current Lord Mayor of Portsmouth, a list of previous Lord Mayors and general information about the Lord Mayor's Office, its history and ceremony are available below.
Portsmouth was granted Letters Patent in 1926, providing that Portsmouth would henceforth be a city and in 1928 further letters patent provided that the Chief Magistrate should be called the Lord Mayor. Before local government reorganisation in 1974 any citizen could be Lord Mayor, although in practice it was usually a member of the council. After 1974 it was a requirement that the Lord Mayor had to be a serving member of the elected council. The Lord Mayor nominates the Lady Mayoress or Consort.
The Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress are very keen to visit all aspects of the community during their year of office. If you have a function or engagement that you wish the Lord Mayor to attend, please print, complete and return the PDF form titled 'Provisional enquiry to invite the Lord Mayor', available to download below.
Alternatively, please contact the Lord Mayor's Administrative Officer through email at firstname.lastname@example.org, phone 023 9283 4706 or write to:
The Lord Mayor's Office | Guildhall 2nd Floor | Guildhall Square | Portsmouth | PO1 2AJ
Associated documents:Provisional enquiry to invite the Lord Mayor (0.03 MB)
Further informationThe current Lord Mayor of Portsmouth
The Lord Mayor's Office
History and ceremonyFreedom of the city & keys of the city
Mayoral record panels, chain & badge and the three maces
Portsmouth's Coat of Arms
Lord Mayors of Portsmouth since 1927