The Mayor

Councillor Oliver Jacques

Any enquiries for the Mayor should be directed to

Deputy Mayor: Councillor Dave Skinner

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 16th May 2023 is Councillor Oliver Jacques. Oliver grew up in Hertfordshire moving to Warwick in 2003. He was first elected in 2019 as a District and a Town Councillor. At District, Oliver was Chair of the Licencing Committee and consistently served on the Planning and the Overview & Scrutiny Committees. At Town Oliver served on the Community & Culture and Economy & Tourism committees taking pride in helping ensure Warwick remains a vibrant and attractive tourist destination and supporting community groups through the pandemic. He was also Chair of the Allotments Committee.

Oliver actively seeks to promote the town and support local causes and businesses. He is very much looking forward to Warwick hosting Eurocamp in July 2023 with exchange visits from the twinned towns of Saumur (France) and Verden (Germany), and the friendship towns of Havelberg (Germany) and Formigine (Italy).

Prior to becoming a councillor was an active and enthusiastic leader with local scout groups. He currently volunteers with the Warwick Folk Festival and enjoys amateur dramatics, having performed various roles with the Talisman Theatre in Kenilworth.

Oliver’s two children grew up and went to school in Warwick and Leamington, and during that time he studied part-time for a degree in European Studies at the University of Warwick. During his Mayoral year, Oliver will continue to support local community groups and charities, as he believes they are essential for the wellbeing of many in the town. He believes it is important to promote a strong sense of community, to sustain Warwick as a vibrant and successful town to live, visit or work in.

Oliver 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 Oliver 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 Angela Clarke at the Town Council. Please see the Contact The Mayor page for details of how to get in touch with the Mayor.

Warwick Town Council Civic Manual 2023 – June 23

Past Mayors

2022: Parminder Singh Birdi
2021: Richard Edgington
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