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Lord Mayor of Newcastle
The current Lord Mayor is Councillor David Cook, a councillor in Lemington Ward since 2010. Read the Lord Mayor's Biography (62kb, pdf)
He is assisted by his wife Elizabeth, the Lady Mayoress and Councillor Habib Rahman, the Sheriff and Deputy Lord Mayor.
The charities the current Lord Mayor is supporting are Diabetes UK and Friends of Walbottle Campus.
Role of the Lord Mayor
The Lord Mayor has a diplomatic role; offering an official welcome to visitors to the city, by hosting civic functions.
The Lord Mayor is also often invited to attend events organised by local organisations, including those that support local charities and good causes in the city.
The Lord Mayor is also responsible for chairing City Council meetings, conferring Honorary and Heredity Freedom of the City status and celebrating and recognising the contribution which individuals make to life in the city via the Lord Mayor's Award Scheme.
The city has a number of award schemes including:
Contact the Lord Mayor
Or write to: The Right Worshipful the Lord Mayor of Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle City Council, Civic Centre, NE1 8QA.
Letters to the Lord Mayor should begin: Dear Lord Mayor
Letters to the Sheriff should begin: Dear Sheriff
History of the Lord Mayor
The office of the Lord Mayor is one of the oldest surviving civic institutions in Newcastle; granted by King John in 1205.