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Cambridge City Council

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The mayor and deputy mayor

Images of the mayor, Cllr Russ McPherson

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 Russ McPherson. The deputy mayor is Cllr Mark Ashton.

Cllr McPherson standing outside a church in robes and chain

Engagements

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

Charities

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

History

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