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This is a list of people who have held the office of mayor of Lewisham. The office was originally created in 1900 when the Metropolitan Borough of Lewisham was formed by the London Government Act 1899. The Metropolitan Borough was absorbed into the larger London Borough of Lewisham in 1965, and the office of Mayor continued for the new authority. In 2002 a directly-elected Mayor of Lewisham was introduced, and the existing office of mayor, whose duties included chairing council meetings and representing the borough in a ceremonial capacity, was renamed "Chair of the Council".

Metropolitan borough (1900-1965)Edit

  • 1900-01: Theophilus William Williams
  • 1901-02: Theophilus William Williams (second term)
  • 1902-03: William Brown
  • 1903-04: George Septimus Warmington
  • 1904-05: Thomas White
  • 1905-06: Arthur William Hiscox - [1] and [2]; wrote a history of the borough
  • 1906-07: Ernest Cantelo Burt Philpott 1863-1935
  • 1907-08: William Burrell
  • 1908-09: Henry Percival Stebbing 1863-1910
  • 1909-10: Edward Ball [3]
  • 1910-11: Henry Adolphus Baxter 1853-1935
  • 1911-12: William Henry Le May
  • 1912-13: Robert Gordon Brew 1859-1937
  • 1913-14: Robert Jackson - was in Germany in August 1914.
  • 1914-15: Robert Jackson (second term)
  • 1915-16: Allan Hume Nicholl 1866-1941 [4] and [5]
  • 1916-17: Allan Hume Nicholl (second term)
  • 1917-18: Allan Hume Nicholl (third term)
  • 1918-19: Allan Hume Nicholl (fourth term)
  • 1919-20: Harry Chiesman [6] 1861-1940
  • 1920-21: Thomas Richard Roberts
  • 1921-22: Charles Henry Dodd 1869-1955
  • 1922-23: Charles Henry Dodd (second term)
  • 1923-24: James Frederick Griffith
  • 1924-25: James Frederick Griffith (second term)
  • 1925-26: Edwin William Hayes [7]
  • 1926-27: Albert Edward Webb
  • 1927-28: Henry John Furneaux 13 February 1892-1975
  • 1928-29: John Thomas Hallinan - 6 of his 7 children became doctors. Died 1931 aged 66
  • 1929-30: Charles Gale Bryant 1871-1935
  • 1930-31: William James Creagh
  • 1931-32: William James Creagh (second term)
  • 1932-33: William James Creagh (third term)
  • 1933-34: Albert Edward Webb (second term)
  • 1934-35: Joseph Hetherington
  • 1935-36: Joseph Hetherington (second term)
  • 1936-37: Joseph Hetherington (third term)
  • 1937-38: Charles Henry Dodd (third term) - died August 1937
  • 1938-39: Henry Edwin Brown - [8]
  • 1939-40: Henry Edwin Brown (second term)
  • 1940-41: Henry Edwin Brown (third term)
  • 1941-42: Henry Edwin Brown (fourth term)
  • 1942-43: Henry Edwin Brown (fifth term)
  • 1943-44: Henry Edwin Brown (sixth term)
  • 1944-45: Henry Edwin Brown (seventh term)
  • 1945-46: Walter Richard Owen
  • 1946-47: Herbert James Brooks
  • 1947-49: John Thomas Cummings[1] [9]
  • 1949-50: George Rowland Durston Bradfield
  • 1950-51: Stafford Wilson Moys - details of papers here [10] and here [11] born 1905
  • 1951-52: Harold Moxley Pinnell 1905-64
  • 1952-53: George Thomas Harman 22 December 1912-1974
  • 1953-54: Donald Alfred James Draper [12]
  • 1954-55: Charles Tucker Braithwaite 29 May 1896-1971
  • 1955-56: George Thomas Harman (second term)
  • 1956-57: Alfred Anderson Hawkins [13]
  • 1957-58: Thomas Albert Burch papers [14]
  • 1958-59: Frederick Alfred Fisk - subsequently first mayor of the London Borough [15]
  • 1959-60: John Alfred Cox
  • 1960-61: Maurice Richard Butler 1900-66
  • 1961-62: Lesley Howard Moody
  • 1962-63: Daisy Hurren [16]
  • 1963-64: Frederick B. Page
  • 1964-65: Tom I. Bradley [17]

London borough (1965-2002)Edit

From the Wikipedia page [18] and the Lewisham Borough Council website [19] The Mayor of Lewisham was a position first established in 1965 with the creation of the London Borough of Lewisham. It replaced the mayors of the metropolitan boroughs of Deptford and Lewisham. A directly elected mayor of Lewisham was established in 2002 and the position was renamed as the chair of council.

  • 1964-65: William Hall (Chairman of shadow council)
  • 1965-66: Frederick Alfred Fisk [2]
  • 1966-67: Alderman Harry M West[3]
  • 1967-68: John David Day[4]
  • 1968-69: Alderman Clifford A Combes [20], [21]
  • 1969-70: William Laurence Bridger[5] [6]
  • 1970-71: A M Dean
  • 1971-72: Phil Gorin [22]
  • 1972-73: Robert James Lowe
  • 1973-74: Alderman A Patterson
  • 1974-75: Stanley G C Hardy [23]
  • 1975-76: Joseph Lynch
  • 1976-77: Ernest Rowing [24]
  • 1977-78: Roger Godsiff
  • 1978-79: Terry Scott
  • 1979-80: John T Bailey
  • 1980-81: William Colbert Simson
  • 1981-82: Tom Bradley [25]
  • 1982-83: John Henry
  • 1983-84: James Leslie "Les" Hicks Eytle[7]
  • 1984-85: Ron Stockbridge [26]
  • 1985-86: Margaret Sandra
  • 1986-87: Norman Smith
  • 1987-88: Norman Smith (second term)
  • 1988-89: Peggy Muriel Fitzsimmons
  • 1989-90: Nicholas J W Taylor
  • 1990-91: James Leslie "Les" Hicks (second term)
  • 1991-92: James (Jim) Patrick Dowd
  • 1992-93: John O'Shea
  • 1993-94: Sinna Mani [27]
  • 1994-95: Gurbakhsh Garcha
  • 1995-96: Alan Till
  • 1996-97: Faquia Hayee
  • 1997-98: Jackie Addison [28]
  • 1998-99: Mark Nottingham [29]
  • 1999-2002: David Sullivan

Directly-elected Mayor and Chair of councilEdit

A directly-elected mayor was introduced in 2002 following its approval in a referendum in 2001. The mayor has a four-year term of office.

  • 2002-2006: Steve Bullock
  • 2006-2010: Steve Bullock (re-elected)
  • 2010-2014: Steve Bullock (re-elected)
  • 2014-2018: Steve Bullock (re-elected)
  • 2018 Damien Egan

Chair of councilEdit

  • 2002-03: James Leslie "Les" Hicks Eytle (previously twice Mayor of Lewisham)
  • 2003-04: James Leslie "Les" Hicks Eytle (second term)
  • 2004-05: James Leslie "Les" Hicks Eytle (third term)
  • 2005-06: James Leslie "Les" Hicks Eytle (fourth term)
  • 2006-07: Barrie Anderson
  • 2007-08: Barrie Anderson (second term)
  • 2008-09: Barrie Anderson (third term)
  • 2009-10: Barrie Anderson (fourth term)
  • 2010-11 Madeliene Long
  • 2011-12: Obajimi Adefiranye
  • 2012-13: Obajimi Adefiranye (second term)
  • 2013-14: Obajimi Adefiranye (third term)
  • 2014-15: Obajimi Adefiranye (fourth term)
  • 2015-16: Obajimi Adefiranye (fifth term)
  • 2016-17: Obajimi Adefiranye (sixth term)
  • 2017-18: Obajimi Adefiranye (seventh term)
  • 2018-19:

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