Issue - decisions

Election of the Mayor

30/05/2019 - Election of the Mayor

The outgoing Mayor, Councillor Catherine Rose, welcomed everyone to the meeting. 


The outgoing Mayor announced that the leaders of each political group wished to make a statement.


Thereafter, Councillors Peter John and Anood Al-Samerai paid tribute to the outgoing Mayor.


The outgoing Mayor asked for nominations for Mayor for the ensuing municipal year 2019-20.


Councillor Peter John, seconded by Councillor Stephanie Cryan, moved that Councillor Sandra Rhule be elected Mayor of the London Borough of Southwark for the municipal year 2019-20.


The nomination was put to the vote and it was:


RESOLVED:  That Councillor Sandra Rhule be elected Mayor for the 2019-20 municipal year.


Councillor Sandra Rhule accepted the office of Mayor.  The outgoing Mayor declared that Councillor Sandra Rhule was duly elected Mayor of Southwark for 2019-20. 


The retiring Mayor, Councillor Catherine Rose, invested the new Mayor, Councillor Sandra Rhule, with the badge of office.  The new Mayor signed the declaration of acceptance of office and took the chair. 


Thereafter, the outgoing Mayor was presented with a replica of the Mayoral badge of the London Borough of Southwark.


The new Mayor stated that she appointed Councillor Lorraine Lauder MBE as the Mayor's consort. The new Mayor’s consort was presented with a badge.


The new Mayor appointed Councillor Barrie Hargrove as Deputy Mayor.  The Deputy Mayor was invested with the badge of office.


The outgoing Mayor, Councillor Catherine Rose, gave her outgoing speech. 


The new Mayor gave her incoming speech and announced that her chosen charities would be the MumMum Foundation, Camberwell Choir School and Art Academy London.