The Mayor of Brighton & Hove

T​he Mayor

Councillor Dee Simson is the current Mayor of Brighton & Hove. She was elected by her fellow councillors at the Annual Council meeting on 17 May 2018. She serves as mayor for one year until the next Annual Council Meeting in May 2019. The mayor will be supported during her mayoral year by her husband Paul, who takes the role of Mayoral Consort.

The mayor is the first citizen of Brighton & Hove and undertakes an important ceremonial role in and outside the city. However, this role is different from some mayors and lord mayors such as the elected Mayor of London. The mayor of Brighton & Hove is not directly elected by the people and therefore holds no direct power.

The mayor is politically neutral in carrying out all of their mayoral duties.

Deputy Mayor

The Deputy Mayor for 2018 to 2019 is Councillor Alex Phillips.

She was elected by her fellow councillors at the Annual Council meeting on 17 May 2018. She serves as deputy mayor for one year until the next Annual Council Meeting in May 2019.

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