The Mayor

Councillor Richard Edgington

Any enquiries for the Mayor should be directed to civicadmin@warwicktowncouncil.org.uk

Deputy Mayor: Councillor Parminder Singh Birdi

The Mayor of Warwick is a role steeped in tradition and ceremony. Since 1664, the Mayor of Warwick has been the First Citizen of Warwick and represents the town, with the insignia of the mace, robes, and chains of office, and connects the present day with history, acting as a symbol of continuity.

The Current Mayor who came into office on 27th May 2021 is Councillor Richard Edgington. Richard grew up in Warwick attending Westgate and Aylesford schools, and was first elected as a Councillor in 2015. Richard actively seeks to promote the town and support local causes and businesses.

Prior to becoming Mayor, Richard was Chair of Warwick Town Council’s Economic and Tourism Committee, and also served on the Community and Culture and Finance and Policy committees. Richard was formerly a District Councillor until standing down in 2019.

Richard attended Coventry and Oxford Brookes Universities and works in Development Management. During his Mayoral year, Richard has a ‘recovery’ theme and will be supporting small charities and causes which are supporting communities as the town emerges from the Pandemic.

Richard is keen to strike a balance between the long-standing traditions of Office and representing all members of the Warwick community.

As Mayor of Warwick Richard will attend both Historic and contemporary events, meet individuals, organisations and communities, to recognise their contributions to the town and uphold the civic pride in Warwick. The Mayor can be invited to attend events which have a community – inclusive or town wide significance.

The Mayor’s diary is co-ordinated by Sarah Acklam at the Town Council. Please see the Contact The Mayor  page for details of how to get in touch with the Mayor.

Past Mayors

2020: Terry Morris
2019: Neale Murphy
2018: Richard Eddy
2017: Stephen Cross
2016: Christine Cross
2015: Mandy Littlejohn
2014: Moira-Ann Grainger
2013: Prabhjiet (Bob) Singh Dhillon
2012: Elizabeth Higgins
2011: Trudy Ashmore
2010: Michael John Kinson OBE
2009: Peggy Bennett