Councillor Alan Downing, who represents St. Mary's Ward, became the London Borough of Bexley's 49th Mayor at the Council's Annual Meeting on Wednesday 16 May 2012. His Mayoress is his wife, Councillor Ross Downing. Councillor Downing is the 73rd person to hold the title of Mayor of Bexley, since the old Borough received its charter in 1937.
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- Greater London Authority elections - 3 May 2012
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The Deputy Mayor is Councillor Brian Beckwith and the Deputy Mayoress is Councillor Aileen Beckwith
The Mayor's Charity Appeal will incorporate two very worthy causes, Diabetes UK Bexley Support Group and Help for Heroes.
The origin of the office of the Mayor goes back to the days when Mayors had much wider authority and power than they do today. Elected Mayors are in charge in some councils but the role of the Mayor in Bexley is that of a Civic Mayor.
A photographic archive of all the Mayors in Bexley between 1965 and the present day.
Each year the Mayor attends a number of engagements throughout the Borough. Here is a selection of some of the events attended during 2012/13.