More detailed information about councillors is available here.

The Mayor's Role

Each year Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council elects one Councillor to become the Mayor of the Council.

The role has both a symbolic and practical importance. The Mayor is the borough's first citizen and represents Welwyn Hatfield at various engagements during the year, signs legal documents and chairs full council meetings. The Mayor is the recognised representative of the council on all civic and ceremonial occasions.

Within the borough the Mayor takes precedence over everyone apart from a member of the Royal Family or the Lord Lieutenant of Hertfordshire.

The Mayor should be non-political and must be seen to represent every section of the community regardless of political persuasion. The role of the Mayor is to reflect the aims and strategies of the council. During most engagements the Mayor will wear the Chain and Badge of Office.

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