Former mayors of Kirklees, 1974 onwards

Former mayors, 2011 onwards

Former mayors, 2001-2010

Former mayors, 1991-2000

Former mayors, 1981-1990

Former mayors, 1974-1980

Former mayors, prior to 1974

Batley mayors
Batley mayors
Term of office Mayor
1973 - 1974 Bessie Sheldon
1972 - 1973 Harold Lodge
1971 - 1972 Reginald Ineson
1970 - 1971 Alfred Henry Fox
1969 - 1970 Vera Ball
1968 - 1969 Mary Agnes Walsh
1967 - 1968 Harold Hall
1966 - 1967 Hannah Mary Lodge
1965 - 1966 Thomas Conlon
1964 - 1965 Edward Haigh
1963 - 1964 Jack Laughlin
1962 - 1963 Harold Sheldon
1961 - 1962 Laura Irene Fitzpatrick
1960 - 1961 John Sheard Watson
1959 - 1960 John Reginald Roberts Thornes
1958 - 1959 Herbert Pickles
1957 - 1958 Herbert Isaac Sykes
1956 - 1957 James Ellis Walsh
1955 - 1956 James Harkin
1954 - 1955 Colin Wilman
1953 - 1954 Frederick Walker
1952 - 1953 James Joshua Priestley
1951 - 1952 David Westerby
1950 - 1951 James Joshua Priestley
1949 - 1950 Farrer Hill
1948 - 1949 Geoge Robert Critchley Fox
1947 - 1948 Geoge Robert Critchley Fox
1946 - 1947 Ben Richardson
1945 - 1946 James Henry Margetts
1944 - 1945 Frederick Wilfrid Hoyle Auty
1943 - 1944 Frederick Wilfrid Hoyle Auty
1942 - 1943 Charles Waite
1941 - 1942 Charles Waite
1940 - 1941 George Fredrick Box
1939 - 1940 George Fredrick Box
1938 - 1939 George Henry Main
1937 - 1938 George Henry Main
1936 - 1937 Clement Henry Fearnsides
1935 - 1936 Clement Henry Fearnsides
1934 - 1935 Sir Ben Turner
1933 - 1934 Gertrude Elsie Taylor
1932 - 1933 Gertrude Elsie Taylor
1931 - 1932 Edwin Bruce
1930 - 1931 Edwin Bruce
1929 - 1930 Charles Robert Spedding
1928 - 1929 Charles Robert Spedding
1927 - 1928 Charles Robert Spedding
1926 - 1927 John William Schofield
1925 - 1926 John William Schofield
1924 - 1925 John Ramsden
1923 - 1924 Hamilton Crothers
1922 - 1923 Hamilton Crothers
1921 - 1922 Thomas Western
1920 - 1921 Thomas Western
1919 - 1920 Herbert North
1918 - 1919 David Stubley
1917 - 1918 David Stubley
1916 - 1917 John William Blackburn
1914 - 1915 Ben Turner
1913 - 1914 Smith Ward
1912 - 1913 Smith Ward
1911 - 1912 David Stubley
1910 - 1911 John Stubley
1909 - 1910 John Stubley
1908 - 1909 Frederick William Akeroyd
1907 - 1908 Frederick William Akeroyd
1906 - 1907 William James Ineson
1905 - 1906 George Hirst
1904 - 1905 George Hirst
1903 - 1904 John William Turner
1902 - 1903 John William Turner
1901 - 1902 John William Turner
1900 - 1901 John Blackburn
1899 - 1900 John Illingworth
1898 - 1899 John Illingworth
1897 - 1898 John William Blackburn
1896 - 1897 Benjamin Potter Nettleton
1895 - 1896 Benjamin Potter Nettleton
1934 - 1935 Joseph Wilson
1893 - 1894 Joseph Wilson
1892 - 1893 Joseph Auty
1891 - 1892 Henry Brooke
1890 - 1891 John Lodge
1889 - 1890 Joseph Jubb Fox
1888 - 1889 Joseph Jubb Fox
1887 - 1888 Joseph Jubb Parker
1886 - 1887 John Joseph Jubb
1885 - 1886 John Joseph Jubb
1884 - 1885 John Joseph Jubb
1883 - 1884 John Priestley Middlebrook
1882 - 1883 George Milnes Hirst
181 - 1882 Joseph Preston
1880 - 1881 Isaac Parker
1879 - 1880 William James Richardson Fox
1878 - 1879 Robert Talbot
1877 - 1878 Henry Brooke
1876 - 1877 James Joshua Carter
1875 - 1876 John Thomas Mariott
1874 - 1875 William Brooke
1873 - 1874 William Brooke
1872 - 1873 John Jubb
1871 - 1872 Robert Keighley
1870 - 1871 Samuel Jubb
1869 - 1870 John Jubb and John Sheard
Dewsbury mayors
Dewsbury mayors
Term of office Mayor
1973 - 1974 Willie Long
1972 - 1973 L Saunders
1971 - 1972 Alfred Ramsden
1970 - 1971 Madge Smith
1969 - 1970 Noel George Preston
1968 - 1969 Gilbert Grace
1967 - 1968 Patrick Evers
1966 - 1967 Alice Cockcroft
1965 - 1966 Kenneth Charles Howe
1964 - 1965 Arthur Wilkinson
1963 - 1964 Violet Farrari
1962 - 1963 John Henry Lill
1961 - 1962 William Weir
1960 - 1961 Thomas Tarney
1959 - 1960 Lt. Col. Thomas Evers, MBE
1958 - 1959 Fred Fox
1957 - 1958 Hector Matthew Nunns
1956 - 1957 John Savage
1955 - 1956 Frederick William Craven
1954 - 1955 Ernest Harrison
1953 - 1954 William Albert Greenwood
1952 - 1953 Ralph Stirling Roberts
1951 - 1952 John Edward McDonald
1950 - 1951 James Edward Brown
1949 - 1950 Walter West and Matthew Scargill
1948 - 1949 Walter West
1947 - 1948 Walter West
1946 - 1947 John Mayman
1945 - 1946 William Henry Hooper
1944 - 1945 Willie Holdsworth
1943 - 1944 Thomas Lee
1942 - 1943 Arthur Sugden
1941 - 1942 John Chadwick
1940 - 1941 Harold France and Thomas Myers
1939 - 1940 Harold France
1938 - 1939 Fredrick William Tong
1937 - 1938 Fredrick William Tong
1936 - 1937 Felix Kitson Bearley Parker
1935 - 1936 Felix Kitson Bearley Parker
1934 - 1935 Herbert Farrar Shaw
1933 - 1934 Herbert Farrar Shaw
1932 - 1933 Henry Shaw
1931 - 1932 Henry Shaw
1930 - 1931 Kitson Oldroyd
1929 - 1930 William Greenwood
1928 - 1929 William Greenwood
1927 - 1928 Joseph Halstead
1926 - 1927 James Edward Kilburn
1925 - 1926 James Edward Kilburn
1924 - 1925 William Henry Shaw
1923 - 1924 William Henry Shaw
1922 - 1923 Robert Swan Bladen
1921 - 1922 Robert Swan Bladen
1920 - 1921 William Naylor
1919 - 1920 William Naylor
1918 - 1919 Walter France
1917 - 1918 Walter France
1916 - 1917 Walter France
1915 - 1916 Walter France
1914 - 1915 Major Percival Benjamin Walker, VD
1913 - 1914 John McCann
1912 - 1913 James Greenwood
1911 - 1912 James Greenwood
1910 - 1911
  • Frederick William Reuss
  • Edmund Kilburn
  • Major Percival Benjamin Walker
1909 - 1910 Frederick William Reuss
1908 - 1909 Frederick William Reuss
1907 - 1908 Jeremiah Alfred Parr
1906 - 1907 Jeremiah Alfred Parr
1905 - 1906 Major Chaley Fox, MD
1904 - 1905 Major Chaley Fox, MD
1903 - 1904 Edmund Kilburn
1902 - 1903 Edmund Kilburn
1901 - 1902 Edmund Kilburn
1900 - 1901 Robert Beattie, MD
1899 - 1900 Robert Beattie, MD
1898 - 1899 Joe Haley
1897 - 1898 Joe Haley
1896 - 1897 Joe Haley
1895 - 1896 George Arthur Fox
1894 - 1895 Edmund Kilburn
1893 - 1894 Asa Hardcastle Pyrah
1892 - 1893 Asa Hardcastle Pyrah
1891 - 1892 Edmund Kilburn
1890 - 1891 James Walmsley
1889 - 1890 George Clay
1888 - 1889 John Walker
1887 - 1888 mark Oldroyd
1886 - 1887 Thomas Bateman Fox
1885 - 1886 Thomas Bateman Fox
1884 - 1885 Thomas Bateman Fox
1883 - 1884 Henry Holtom
1882 - 1883 Samuel Fothergill
1881 - 1882 William Machell
1880 - 1881 William Machell
1879 - 1880 John Bates
1878 - 1879 John Haigh
1877 - 1878 Robert Greenwood
1876 - 1877 William Senior
1875 - 1876 Frederick Firth
1874 - 1875 Frederick Firth
1873 - 1874 Joseph Day
1872 - 1873 John Bates
1871 - 1872 Mark Newsome
1870 - 1871 Matthew Ridgeway
1869 - 1870 Joseph Tweedale Rawsthorne
1868 - 1869 William Blakeley
1867 - 1868 Charles Robert Scholes
1866 - 1867 Edward Day
1865 - 1866 Robert Hattersley Ellis
1864 - 1865 John Tweedale
1863 - 1864 Charles Robert Scholes
1862 - 1863 George Fearnley, MD
Huddersfield mayors
Huddersfield mayors
Term of office Mayor
1973 - 1974 John Mernagh, JP
1972 - 1973 W Eric Whittaker, JP
1971 - 1972 Elsie Mary Whitteron
1970 - 1971 Kenneth Brooke
1969 - 1970 Arthur James Hazelden, JP
1968 - 1969 T P Cliffe, LL.B
1967 - 1968 John Sykes, OBE
1966 - 1967 Douglas Graham, CBE
1965 - 1966 Reginald Hartley, MBE, JP
1964 - 1965 Mary C Gee
1963 - 1964 M L Middlebook - Haigh, MBE
1962 - 1963 John A Bray
1961 - 1962 Harry F Brook
1960 - 1961 Norman Day
1959 - 1960 Joseph Louis Brook
1958 - 1959 Richard Harry Browne, JP
1957 - 1958 Reginald Wood
1956 - 1957 H A Bennie Gray, CBE, JP
1955 - 1956 John T Gee, MBE
1954 - 1955 John Armitage, JP
1953 - 1954 Wilfrid Mallinson
1952 - 1953 James F C Cole
1951 - 1952 George B Jones, MBE, JP
1950 - 1951 John L Lawson, BA. LL.B
1949 - 1950 David J Cartwright OBE
1947 - 1949 Oliver Smith, JP (November 1947 - May 1949)
1946 - 1947 Thomas Smailes
1945 - 1946 Mary E Sykes, BA, LL.B
1944 - 1945 Sidney Kaye OBE, LL.B
1943 - 1944 Arthur S Moulton MBE, JP
1943 - 1943 John E Lunn (May 1943 - November 1943)
1942 - 1943 Walter Halstead (November 1942 - March 1943)
1941 - 1942 Arthur Gardiner, JP
1940 - 1941 Arthur E Sellers
1939 - 1940 Norman Crossley
1938 - 1939 Fred Lawton
1937 - 1938 Alfred Wills
1936 - 1937 Joseph Barlow, JP
1935 - 1936 Joseph Barlow, JP
1934 - 1935 Albert Hirst, JP
1933 - 1934 Albert Hirst, JP
1932 - 1933 Thomas Shires, JP
1931 - 1932 Thomas Shires, JP
1930 - 1931 Thomas Canby, JP
1929 - 1930 Thomas Canby, JP
1928 - 1929 Thomas Canby, JP
1927 - 1928 Rowland Mitchell, JP
1926 - 1927 Rowland Mitchell, JP
1925 - 1926 Law Taylor, JP
1924 - 1925 Law Taylor, JP
1923 - 1924 Joseph Barry, JP
1922 - 1923 Wilfrid Dawson, JP
1921 - 1922 Wilfrid Dawson, JP
1920 - 1921 James A Woolven, JP
1919 - 1920 James A Woolven, JP
1918 - 1919 Carmi Smith, JP
1917 - 1918 William Henry Jessop, JP
1916 - 1917 William Henry Jessop, JP
1912 - 1916 Joseph Blamires, JP
1911 - 1912 George Thomson, JP
1910 - 1911 George Thomson, JP
1909 - 1910 John Holroyd, JP
1908 - 1909 John Holroyd, JP
1907 - 1908 Owen Balmforth, JP
1906 - 1907 Owen Balmforth, JP
1905 - 1906 Benjamin Broadbent CBE, MA, JP, LL.D
1904 - 1905 Benjamin Broadbent CBE, MA, JP, LL.D
1903 - 1904 Richard Henry Inman, JP
1902 - 1903 Frederick Calvert
1901 - 1902 Earnest Woodhead, MA, JP
1900 - 1901 Robert Mac Shaw, JP
1899 - 1900 George William Hellawell, JP
1898 - 1899 William Henry Jessop, JP
1897 - 1898 William Henry Jessop, JP
1896 - 1897 John Lee Walker, JP
1895 - 1896 John Lee Walker, JP
1894 - 1895 John Joshua Brook, JP
1893 - 1894 John Joshua Brook, JP
1892 - 1893 Reuben Hirst, JP
1891 - 1892 Reuben Hirst, JP
1890 - 1891 Godfrey Sykes, JP
1889 - 1890 Godfrey Sykes, JP
1888 - 1889 Joseph Brooke, JP
1887 - 1888 Joseph Brooke, JP
1886 - 1887 Wright Mellor, DL, JP
1885 - 1886 John Varley, JP
1884 - 1885 John Varley, JP
1883 - 1884 Wright Mellor, DL, JP
1882 - 1883 John Fligg Brigg, JP
1881 - 1882 John Fligg Brigg, JP
1880 - 1881 Thomas Denham, JP
1879 - 1880 Alfred Walker, JP
1878 - 1879 Alfred Walker, JP
1877 - 1878 Joseph Woodhead, JP
1876 - 1877 Joseph Woodhead, JP
1875 - 1876 John Fligg Brigg, JP
1874 - 1875 David Sykes, JP
1873 - 1874 Henry Brooke, JP
1872 - 1873 Wright Mellor, JP
1871 - 1872 Wright Mellor, JP
1870 - 1871 Charles Henry, JP
1869 - 1870 Charles Henry, JP
1868 - 1869 Charles Henry, JP
Spenborough mayors
Spenborough mayors
Term of office Mayor
1973 - 1974 Ald. K. Snowden, JP
1972 - 1973 Cllr G. L. Dobsen
1971 - 1972 Ald. R. Sewell
1970 - 1971 J. Dewhirst, Esq, JP
1969 - 1970 Ald. Miss E. Chanter
1968 - 1969 Cllr F. Allatt, JP
1967 - 1968 Ald. F. Harris
1966 - 1967 Ald. Mrs I. Sharpe
1965 - 1966 Cllr R. C. Hartley, F.I.M.I.M.A.E.T
1964 - 1965 Ald. R. Fraser
1963 - 1964 John Smith Esq
1962 - 1963 Ald T. W. Shaw, B.E.M, JP
1961 - 1962 Cllr H. Oxnard
1960 - 1961 Cllr Mrs A. Holroyd
1959 - 1960 Cllr F.E Wilde
1958 - 1959 Ald P. Fawcett
1957 - 1958 Ald W. Stillingfleet, FSMC
1956 - 1957 Ald D. Page, BA, Dip.Ed
1955 - 1956 Cllr H. de Lacy-Taylor