Plymouth's new Lord Mayor is announced

    Cllr Richard Ball (left) and Cllr Chris Mavin (right)

    Cllr Chris Mavin will replace Cllr Richard Ball in May

    Councillor Chris Mavin will be Plymouth's new Lord Mayor. 

    Councillor Mavin was chosen at a meeting of the Lord Mayor's Selection Committee on Friday (14 February). 

    First elected to the city council in 1987, Chris has previously represented the Sutton and Budshead Wards and is currently the councillor for Moor View Ward.  

    In total he has served the city for 23 years and was made an Honorary Alderman of the City of Plymouth in September 2014 and was Deputy Lord Mayor in 2018/19.

    Councillor Mavin said: "The world will be looking in on Plymouth throughout the coming year as we celebrate the 400th anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower.

    "To be selected to be Plymouth's Lord Mayor at such an exciting time is a fantastic honour and privilege. I look forward to meeting as many residents and visitors as possible as we enjoy everything our beautiful city has to offer."

    Current Lord Mayor, Councillor Richard Ball, said: "Being Lord Mayor is an honour and a privilege and I send Councillor Chris Mavin my best wishes on taking up the new role."

    Councillor Mavin will take over as Lord Mayor from Councillor Ball in May 2020.

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