The Mayor of Brighton & Hove

A message from the Mayor of Brighton & Hove

To everyone who lives and work in Brighton & Hove, these are unprecedented times. The COVID-19 virus is changing how we live, work and interact. 

It is important that we follow Public Health England and Government guidelines in our quest to reduce transmissions and for everyone to stay safe. 

It is also important that we support each other and keep our spirits up. My heartfelt thanks to all frontline staff, including our doctors, nurses, NHS staff, those who deliver food, collect our rubbish and numerous other tasks. 

We are in this together. It’s affecting the entire world and we need to work together to protect and care for each other. 

T​he Mayor

Councillor Alexandra Phillips is the current Mayor of Brighton & Hove. She was elected by her fellow councillors at the Annual Council meeting on 22 May 2019. She serves as mayor for one year until the next Annual Council Meeting in May 2020. The mayor will be supported during her mayoral year by her husband Cllr Tom Druitt, 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 2019 to 2020 is Councillor Alan Robins.

He was elected by his fellow councillors at the Annual Council meeting on 22 May 2019. He serves as deputy mayor for one year until the next Annual Council Meeting in May 2020.

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