Councillor Lee Mason was elected Lord Mayor of Portsmouth on 15 May 2018, for a one year term of office.

Below you can read a short biography of the Lord Mayor, or download a list of The Lord Mayor's engagements for the next week. 

  • For more information email
  • phone 023 9283 4706
  • or write to: The Lord Mayor's Office, Portsmouth Guildhall, 2nd Floor, Guildhall Square, Portsmouth, PO1 2AJ.

Councillor Lee Mason was born in Portsmouth. He has been a councillor since 2000.

Councillor Mason represents the Cosham constituency as a ward councillor. His terms of office are as follows:

  • 04/05/2000 - 02/05/2002
  • 01/05/2003 - 03/05/2007
  • 03/05/2007 - 05/05/2011
  • 05/05/2011 - 07/05/2015
  • 07/05/2015 - 02/05/2019

Past achievements as a councillor have included such things as:

  • In 2015, along with Councillor Hockaday and Councillor Harris, he was instrumental in helping to get a new heating system for Cosham Community Centre, which had struggled by on a really old, inefficient and unsafe system of standalone gas fires.
  • Another achievement was to get free public WiFi installed there as part of the My City WiFi scheme.

 Lord Mayor's engagements week commencing 19 November




Monday 19 November

Visit by Lord Mayor of Newcastle



Mayor of Gosport's Appeal Southern Domestic Abuse Static Bike Ride

Castaway House/Shipwrecked Mariners Association/Lord Mayor's Parlour


Tesco, Fratton


Tuesday 20 November

WW1 Remembrance Tree Planting


Visit by Colorado Historians


Portsmouth Stroke Club


Walking Hockey

Victoria Park


Lord Mayor's Parlour


The Stacey Centre, Walsall Road


Admiral Lord Nelson School

Wednesday 21 November

Licensing of Revd Andy Finn

St Simon's Church, Waverley Road, Southsea

Thursday 22 November

Healthy Living Appointment


Visit by International Masters Students


PGS Musical 9 to 5


Deputy - Official Opening of New Building


City Centre Christmas Lights Switch On


Mayor of Fareham Dinner Party

John Pounts Centre, Queen Street


Lord Mayor's Parlour


Kings Theatre


Vanguard Centre, Sundridge Close, Cosham


Commercial Road


Mayor's Parlour, Civic Offices, Fareham

Friday 23 November

Official Opening of the Portsmouth Distillery



Portsmouth-Australia Friendship Group Autumn Dinner

Coastguard Casemate, Fort Cumberland, Fort Cumberland Road


Royal Albert & Royal Naval Yacht Club


Saturday 24 November

Baffins Christmas Market (open to the public: 11am-3pm)

Baffins (tbc)

Sunday 25 November

Annual Civic Mass (open to the public: 10am)

St John's Catholic Cathedral

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