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The Mayor's Role
The Mayor's Office - September 2010
During the Civic year the Mayor supports
a wide variety of events throughout the area, from local coffee
mornings to international conferences and from visits to schools
through to 100th birthdays. The Mayor receives invitations to all
kinds of events and every invitation is considered equally. If the
Mayor cannot attend a function the Deputy Mayor may attend on his/her
Other duties which the Mayor may carry out include:
The Mayor's position also has requirements
laid down by the Local Government Act 1972:
- Acting as host on behalf of the Council and the Citizens of Kirklees at functions organised by the Council
- Receiving members of the Royal family and important visitors to Kirklees.
- Attending important functions within Kirklees, in the UK and abroad as a representative of the Council.
- Making official openings or presentations at places through Kirklees.
- Promoting, wherever possible, the diplomatic, business, commercial, industrial and educational life of Kirklees.
This is not a full list of the duties carried
out by the Mayor, but gives some idea of the range of events that
the Mayor may attend in a year.
- The Mayor is elected annually by the Council from among the Councillors.
- The office is for one year, commencing at the Annual Meeting of the Council, which takes place during May. During his or her term of office
the Mayor continues to be a member of the Council and presides over the meetings of Council.
- The Mayor has precedence in all places in the district, but not so as to prejudicially affect Her Majesty's Royal prerogative.
Contacting The Mayor
The Mayor can be contacted at:
Tel. 01484 221904 or 01484 221904
Fax. 01484 221906