The mayor

How is the mayor chosen?

The mayor and deputy mayor are elected each year by members of the borough council at the annual meeting, held in May.  

What does the mayor do?

The mayor is the first citizen of the borough. They represent the borough at civic functions and are also happy to attend events and occasions in the borough. If the mayor is not available, the deputy mayor can attend instead.   

The mayor will also host fundraising events to raise money for their chosen charities.

Who is the current mayor and deputy mayor?

The mayor for 2021/22 is Councillor Ken Owen. 

The deputy mayor for 2021/22 is Councillor Gill Burnett. 

How do I contact the mayor?

If you would like to contact the mayor or invite the mayor to your function, please contact the mayor’s secretary, Geoff Durham: 


Telephone: 01782 742222 

Post: The Worshipful the Mayor, Castle House, Barracks Road, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire ST5 1BL

Further information

The Mayor’s chosen charities this year are the Tri-Services and Veterans Support Centre and the Royal British Legion. For further information on these, please see the armed forces covenant page.