The Mayor

Councillor Neale Murphy, Mayor of Warwick

Councillor Neale Murphy

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

Deputy Mayor: Councillor Terry Morris

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 21st May 2019 is Councillor Neale Murphy. Neale has lived in Bishops Tachbrook for the past 16 years and was elected as a Councillor in 2015. With an eye on the health of the residents, Neale supports driving health awareness issues through all ages and sections of the community, as well as driving forward Warwick’s community and commercial prosperity.

Prior to becoming Mayor, Neale was Chair of Town Planning, on the committees of Economic and Tourism, proposing and supporting grants to initiatives that benefitted Warwick as a destination for tourists, events and groups shared by all residents, helping to attract visitors to the independent shops, bars and restaurants.

He was a committee member on Community and Culture supporting Warwick in Bloom, Christmas lights, and encouraging all groups and visitors to enjoy the wonderful Court House. He was on the working group to preserve the children’s centre and acts as part of an advisory board.

Born in 1963 Neale grew up in Coventry leaving to join the Royal Navy. After discovering his lack of sea legs, he then went on to join the fire service in Warwickshire where he was fortunate enough to serve until having to retire after 27 years.

During his Mayoral year, Neale will be supporting and fund raising for Alzheimer’s groups within our town, Headway – a charity improving life after brain injury, Evelyn’s Gift and make people aware of and simple steps to help with DKMS a blood cancer charity. He would also like to help draw men’s attention to prostate awareness and encourage the men of Warwick to be tested, as being on the Council has made him aware of the lack of signs or symptoms, and how easy testing is.

Neale currently works for the British Heart Foundation where he brings and takes stock, to and from the local area to maintain the wide variety within the shops. His partner Sarah has recently retired as a nurse, after 40 years, but goes back two nights a week part time. They both enjoy travel and have been lucky enough to see most of the world and enjoy good food and nice company.

As Mayor of Warwick Neale 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

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
2008: Anne Monica Mellor
2007: Martyn Geoffrey Ashford