The Mayor of Brighton & Hove
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.
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.