For centuries, Portsmouth’s First Citizen was the Mayor. Their names are listed on the council chamber boards in the Guildhall. Listed alongside many names the highlight of their mayoral year – a custom that still exists today. Below are the names of every Lord Mayor of Portsmouth since 1927.
To date there have been ten female Lord Mayors of Portsmouth.
Guided tours of the Guildhall are given to visitors or residents who wish to learn more about its history – the tour costs £35 and can be booked by contacting the visitor information service by phone on 023 9282 6722 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.