Key roles of the Mayor

Protocol advice

It is essential that the organiser of the event (or nominated person) accompanies the Mayor for the entire duration of the event. If speeches are to be made, the Mayor should make the opening address and be given precedence over all other guests (including the MP), with the exception of the Lord Lieutenant of Leicestershire if he (or his representative) is present in his official capacity as the Sovereign's representative, or a member of the Royal Family, in which case they would be given precedence over the Mayor.

The correct title for introducing the Mayor and Consort is:

"The Worshipful the Mayor of Hinckley and Bosworth, Councillor Robin Webber-Jones and his consorts (his two daughters Amelia Webber–Jones and Clara Webber–Jones)."

After initial introductions, it is correct to refer to Councillor Webber-Jones as:the Mayor or Your Worship.

The Mayor is regarded as the first Citizen of Hinckley & Bosworth and in any formal seating arrangements (for example, dinners) the Mayor should be seated on the immediate right of the host/chairperson. The only exception to this, again, would be if the Lord Lieutenant of Leicestershire is present in the capacity mentioned above, in which case they would be given precedence over the Mayor.

The Mayor should be given precedence also in any touring arrangements.

It is important to remember that when you invite the Mayor to attend an event, he has a role to perform and that there is a purpose for his visit.

Please note that the Mayor ,during his term of office, does not hold any political bias and is unable to attend or become involved in any contentious events or issues. He is elected to be a representative of all the people of Hinckley & Bosworth.

Every endeavour will be made by the Civic Office to ensure that your function is a success. You are more than welcome to contact the office where appropriate advice and assistance is readily available.

Last updated: 17/05/2024 14:03