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The Mayor

The mayor, Cllr Nigel Gawthrope with the deputy mayor, Cllr Gerri Bird and mayor’s cadet, Sgt Katie Ruby (104 SQN) (left), opening Strawberry Fair (centre), and at the Dragon Boat Festival (right).

13 January: Cambridge City Council confirms, with deep sadness, the death of city mayor, Cllr Nigel Gawthrope. A book of condolence has been opened at the Guildhall reception. The deputy mayor, Cllr Gerri Bird is covering the mayor’s engagements until a new mayor takes office on 21 February. All enquiries should be sent to

The mayor acts as a representative and focal point of the community, as well as promoting the city.

A new mayor and deputy mayor are elected every May, by the full Council at its annual general meeting.

The current mayor of Cambridge is Cllr Nigel Gawthrope and the deputy mayor is Cllr Gerri Bird.

Contact the mayor's office at or 01223 457021, or write to Cambridge City Council, PO Box 700, Cambridge CB1 0JH.

Follow @cambmayor on Twitter for news about the mayor's activities and engagements.


Every year the mayor and deputy mayor represent the Council and the city at many public events.


Each year, the mayor chooses to champion and raise funds for two local charities.


Cambridge has had a mayor since being granted a charter by King John in 1207.