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26.05.23 – New Lord Mayor for Stoke-on-Trent and a new Mayor for Newcastle-under-Lyme

Written by on 25 May 2023

The 97th Lord Mayor of Stoke-on-Trent has officially been appointed.

Councillor Majid Khan was selected as the city’s latest Lord Mayor during Stoke-on-Trent City Council’s annual council meeting yesterday.

Councillor Khan was first elected as a Labour councillor in Tunstall in 2010 and was re-elected the following year to represent his current Etruria and Hanley ward.

The father-of-five is no stranger to the role, having previously served as Lord Mayor in 2014-2015. Councillor Khan is one of very few councillors to have held the title more than once.

During his time in office, Councillor Khan will raise money for 3 causes – Savana, which provides free counselling to victims of sexual violence, Stoke-on-Trent Aiming High, which provides a wide variety of activities for children and young people with disabilities, and Stoke-on-Trent Foodbank.

Councillor Khan will be supported by his three daughters who will share the role of Lady Mayoress.

Councillor Lyn Sharpe, who represents Fenton West and Mount Pleasant, has been appointed Deputy Lord Mayor for the year ahead. Her consort will be her husband, Kevin Sharpe.

Here in the Borough of Newcastle-under-Lyme a new Mayor has been elected to fill a centuries-old office. Borough Councillor Simon White is the latest incumbent in a position dating back to 1318.

Cllr White, who lives in Madeley, was chosen at the formal Annual meeting of Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council last week and will be taking on the role for the third time.  Borough Councillor Barry Panter, who represents the Loggerheads ward, was elected Deputy Mayor.



Councillor Majid Kahn                    Councillor Simon White