New Mayor for Worcester

Worcester's new Mayor has taken up residence in the Parlour at the Guildhall with outgoing Mayor, Councillor Jo Hodges, offering up her robes to Cllr Stephen Hodgson, who was voted in at last night's Annual Council meeting.

Cllr Adrian Gregson was voted in as Deputy Mayor.

With the Conservatives securing a majority in May's election, the meeting also saw the party's Cllr Marc Bayliss voted in as Leader of Worcester City Council and Cllr Chris Mitchell as Deputy Leader.

Cllr Stephen Hodgson said: "It's a great privilege to be chosen as Mayor of Worcester, having lived in the city for over 30 years.I'd also like to congratulate all those who have been newly elected as members following the recent local elections.

"It's now time for us to come together and celebrate our great city, as we move forward and recover from the pandemic.There will be plenty of opportunities to do so over the coming months."

Also elected at the meeting were the Chairs and Vice Chairs of the council's committees.

The new Committees

Policy & Resources Committee

Chair: Cllr Marc Bayliss (Conservative)

Vice-chair: Cllr Adrian Gregson (Labour)

Vice chair:Cllr Louis Stephen (Green)

Communities Committee

Chair: Cllr James Stanley (Conservative)

Vice-chair: Cllr Jabba Riaz (Labour)

Environment Committee

Chair: Cllr Andy Stafford (Conservative)

Vice-chair: Cllr Tom Collins (Labour)

Health & Wellbeing Committee (newly created committee)

Chair:Cllr Louise Griffiths (Conservative)

Vice-chair: Cllr Lynn Denham (Labour)

Place and Economic Development Committee

Chair: Cllr Lucy Hodgson (Conservative)

Vice-chair: Cllr Jo Hodges (Labour)

Income Generation Sub-committee

Chair: Cllr Steve Mackay (Conservative)

Vice-chair: Cllr Jabba Riaz (Labour)

Personnel and General Purposes Sub-committee

Chair: Chris Mitchell (Conservative)

Vice-chair: Cllr Adrian Gregson (Labour)


Chair: Cllr Mike Johnson (Conservative)

Vice-chair: Cllr Pat Agar (Labour)

Licensing and Environmental Health Committee

Chair: Cllr Allah Ditta (Conservative)

Vice-chair: Cllr Nida Hassan (Conservative)

Audit and Governance Committee

Chair: Cllr Alan Amos (Conservative)

Vice-chair: Cllr Jenny Barnes (Labour)

Standards Committee

Chair: Cllr Andy Roberts (Conservative)

Vice-chair: Cllr Matthew Lamb (Labour) 

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