The Mayor of Bath

Introduction to the Mayor of Bath Website


The 790 Mayor of Bath, Councillor Ian Gilchrist

NEXT EVENT: Mayor of Bath's Art Show 

The 11th Annual Mayor of Bath™s Art Show will take place from Thursday 26th October until Saturday 28th October once again in the Braunschweig Room at the Guildhall.

This year there is an additional feature a Mayor™s Prize.

The prize will be for the best painting illustrating a recognisable image of our lovely city.

It is intended that it will reproduced and presented to the many important visitors to our city during their visits to the Mayor™s Parlour. For an entry form Click here

 

Bath is a World Heritage Site in the South West of England. It is a City known primarily for its Roman and Georgian heritage. The spa waters and elegant architecture attract many visitors from all over the world.

This website provides an introduction to the role and function of the Mayor of Bath and the rich history that surrounds this ceremonial position.

The Mayor plays a significant ambassadorial role within the City, including welcoming visitors and maintaining links with international partners. The Mayoralty is separate from the Council and has no political power.

The current Mayor, Councillor Ian Gilchrist (pictured), was elected to office at the annual Mayor Making ceremony held in Bath Abbey on 3 June 2017.

For information on how the Mayor is elected, please refer to the section 'Election of Mayor and Mayoral Duties' (under 'The Mayoralty' in the menu on the right).

If you would like the Mayor to attend an event, please go to the 'Contact Us' page for more information.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Further Reading

Civic Insignia

20th Century Bath

Between 1936 and 1940, Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia resided here during his exile. He took a house in Newbridge Hill, which is now a community centre for ethnic minorities. On 18th October 1954 Haile Selassie was admitted as an Honorary Freeman of t

Georgian Bath

Three men were to be instrumental in transforming a medieval walled City of 3,000 people into an elegant Georgian City with a population of 30,000.

"Floreat Bathon" May Bath flourish