Leeds Mayor to stay in office for next council year

Leeds City Council has cancelled its annual Mayor Making ceremony due to Covid-19 regulations.

Friday, 22nd May 2020, 2:01 pm
11 April 2019. Coun Eileen Taylor, next Lord Mayor of Leeds.

The council has taken the decision to ask the current Lord Mayor of Leeds, Coun Eileen Taylor, to remain in office until May 2021.

Coun Asghar Khan, who was due to become the new Lord Mayor this year, will instead be proposed to take office in May next year.

It is hoped that Councillors Taylor and Khan will be able to carry out their duties in full for a respective whole year term as Lord Mayor, and also ensure that all charities, and the individual charities they champion, are given the full opportunity to benefit from their support.

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As such, SARSVL (Support After Rape and Sexual Violence Leeds) will remain as the Lord Mayor’s chosen charity this year.

The Lord Mayor of Leeds, Coun Eileen Taylor, said: “It has been a real privilege to be the Lord Mayor of Leeds over the past year and I’m honoured to be able to continue the role for another year.

“Over the coming months I hope to be able to help communities across the city as we work together to fight the virus and rebuild.”