Councillors & committees
The Lord Mayor of Liverpool is Councillor Roy Gladden. The Lord Mayor is always a serving councillor, elected by the full Council, and stands for one year in office.
About the Lord Mayor
The first sixteen years of Councillor Roy Gladden’s life were spent in his grandma’s chippy on Breckfield Road in Everton. He attended Granton Road Junior School. He joined the army at the age of seventeen, the King’s Own Royal Border Regiment, finally being discharged in 1967. Later, at the age of 40, Roy attended Liverpool John Moores University and achieved a social work degree, enabling him to become a social worker at Liverpool City Council, working in Everton until his retirement in 2010.
Roy was first elected to Liverpool City Council in Clubmoor ward in 1982 and was appointed as Chair of the Libraries and Arts Committee and was Vice Chair of Social Services, serving as a councillor until 1987. Roy returned as a Councillor for County ward in 2010.
The Lord Mayor's charities
The Lord Mayor's charities for 2022/23 are:
- Liverpool Veterans HQ
- Options for Supported Living
- A group of organisations working to combat Domestic Violence
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 Freement and associations