Being Mayor of Chorley is a prestigious role. Here you can find out what the Mayor does and how the borough's first citizen is chosen.

The role of the Mayor

The Mayor is Chorley's first citizen and represents the borough at various community events and at civic and ceremonial occasions. The Mayor also chairs full council meetings. Most Mayors also use their time in office to raise money for charity by organising fundraising events.

The Deputy Mayor

The Mayor is supported by a Deputy Mayor who represents and stands in for the Mayor when he/she is unable to attend functions and events.

How the Mayor is chosen

Every year, at the council's annual meeting in May, a new Mayor is formally elected into office and serves as Mayor for 1 year. In Chorley, the Mayor is usually chosen according to how long someone has served as a councillor.

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