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Friday, June 17, 2016

Mayor of Gateshead

Mayor of Gateshead

Mayor ThompsonCouncillor Allison Ilderton-Thompson is Gateshead’s Mayor for 2016-17. The Mayor is supported in her role by the Deputy Mayor, Councillor Pauline Dillon.

Gateshead has had a Mayor since 1835 when it became a borough council. The Mayor carries out many important ceremonial duties, presiding over full meetings of the council and representing the borough at civic functions in Gateshead and beyond.

During a typical year, the Mayor will attend around 300 functions, inside and outside the Borough. These can range from receiving a Royal visit or foreign delegation to visiting primary schools, local community centres or a couple celebrating a diamond wedding anniversary.

Councillor Thompson has nominated Northumbria Police Benevolent Fund, Forward Assist and Gateshead Carers as her chosen charities.

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