The Mayor of Bath

The Right Worshipful The Mayor of Bath

  Mayor, Councillor Patrick Anketell-Jones 

The Charter Trustees of the City of Bath elected the 791st Mayor of the City, Councillor Patrick Anketell-Jones, to take Office on Saturday 2 June 2018 at their Annual Meeting and Mayor Making Ceremony at Bath Abbey.

The Mayor's theme for the year is 'Environment' and he will take every opportunity to promote sustainability and environmental responsibility supporting local initiatives in environmental projects, events and education programmes.

Patrick is married to Deirdre, who is his Mayoress.

He was born in London, and educated in Canada, England and Scotland, settling in England in 1969.  In 1970 he was working abroad, and from 1971 to 1984 he worked in the London antiques trade in Battersea, Ealing, Lewisham and Chiswick.

Patrick moved to Bath in 1985 and ran his own antiques business, which ceased trading in 2004.  He then worked for a local Funeral Directors before becoming a Bath Councillor.  He was a founder member of the Camden Residents Association in 1996.

In 2011 Patrick was elected onto Bath & North East Somerset Council representing Lansdown Ward in the City of Bath as a Conservative Councillor.  He was re-elected in 2015.  During this time he was Cabinet Member for Economic Development on Bath & North East Somerset Council.

Patrick and Deirdre have three grown-up children.  Deirdre was born and brought up in Devon.  She attended the Royal Academy of Music (Speech & Drama), acting in Repertory Theatre, and was a drama teacher in London.

The Mayor's theme for the year is 'Environment', reflecting that all environments and changes to them affect everyone at global as well as local level.  He will continue to maintain focus on that movement.  The Mayor will also take an active role in liaising with the Universities.  

The Mayor of Bath's on-going charity is The Mayor of Bath's Relief Fund which helps citizens in the City of Bath in times of hardship. 

 

 Deputy Mayor, Councillor Dr Anthony Clarke

The Charter Trustees of the City of Bath formally elected Councillor Dr Anthony Clarke to serve the Office of Deputy Mayor at their Annual Meeting and Mayor Making Ceremony at Bath Abbey on Saturday 2 June.

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

Further Reading

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

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