Mayoral duties and responsibilities

The Mayor of Brighton & Hove undertakes many different duties:

  • chairing meetings of the Full Council making sure they are conducted properly and fairly
  • supporting the main aims of the council as it goes about its daily business
  • representing the council at public, civic and ceremonial events in and outside the city and welcoming important visitors and dignitaries
  • working actively with a wide range of local organisations and promoting the city of Brighton & Hove at home and abroad

The Mayor attends on average 600 engagements throughout the year. These include:

  • religious events of all denominations
  • supporting local charities and community groups
  • welcoming new businesses to the city
  • visiting schools, day centres, hospitals and care homes
  • opening fairs and fetes
  • speaking at dinners and receptions
  • greeting local, national and international guests