Councillors and committees

Lord Mayor of Liverpool

The Lord Mayor of Liverpool for 2023-2024 is Councillor Mary Rasmussen. The Lord Mayor is always a serving councillor, elected by the full Council, and stands for one year in office.

About the Lord Mayor

Councillor Mary Rasmussen

Councillor Mary Rasmussen was raised in Chapel Road, Garston, the third child of ten to Thomas and Theresa Gibbons. Thomas and Theresa came to Liverpool from County Mayo, Ireland and made the city their home after trying Glasgow and London. They always told their children it was the best decision they ever made. Mary echoes their sentiments.

Mary was educated at St Francis of Assisi Primary School and then at Blessed John Almond School for her secondary education. Later in life, Mary completed an access university course, but an opportunity to work with people who were long-term unemployed meant that higher education was put on the back burner.

Mary was first elected to represent the Speke/Garston Ward in 2007 and has held numerous positions on the council. She has also been the Chair of the Labour Group and was also the first woman in Liverpool to occupy the Chief Whip role.

Mary believes that Liverpool is the best, because its people are, quite simply, the best. Mary’s son Michael will be her Consort and her daughter Janine will be Lady
Mayoress for her term of office.

The Lord Mayor's charities

The Lord Mayor's charities for 2023/24 is Local Solutions.

If you think you can help raise money for The Lord Mayor’s Charities please contact Liverpool Town Hall on 0151 233 4651, email or donate at

Role of the Lord Mayor

The Lord Mayor is the first citizen and chosen representative of the city, acting as the focal point of the community as well as promoting the city and forging national and international links. The Lord Mayor's role is to:

  • represent the city at civic functions and engagements
  • promote the city nationally and internationally
  • support local charities and community groups
  • attend religious events of all denominations
  • meet delegates from twinned cities
  • chair council meetings
  • confer Honorary Freemen and associations