RE-ELECTED: Uckfield Town Mayor, Cllr Louise Eastwood, and deputy mayor, Cllr Duncan Bennett

Record-breaking Uckfield Town Mayor re-elected

Louise Eastwood was re-elected Uckfield Town Mayor last night (May 8) at the annual meeting of the town council.

Cllr Eastwood, Trust Independent, Uckfield North, has now served as town mayor on more occasions than any other person.

Her current term of office began after the 2015 elections.

Often, Uckfield mayors serve for a three-year period before standing down and this is the second time that Cllr Eastwood has served the town for a three-year period.

She was first elected a town councillor in 1998.

As town mayor, she also chairs the town council.

Cllr Duncan Bennett, Trust Independent, New Town, was re-elected deputy town mayor and is vice-chairman of the town council.

There were no other nominations for the posts.

Roll of Uckfield Town Mayors

Uckfield Town Council came into being in 1974 after a reorganisation of local government.

The town mayors have been (as recorded on wall boards in the council chamber)

1974-75: Cllr A. J. Hall
1975-78: Cllr L. B. Gale
1978-79: Cllr H. Chisholm
1979-82: Cllr H. Holloway
1982-83: Cllr S.. Pollington
1983-83: Cllr H. Holloway
1983-86: Cllr L. R. Foster
1986-88: Cllr P. J. Cameron-Waller
1988-91: Cllr C. A. Ridley
1991-94: Cllr Mrs E. J. Daly
1994-96: Cllr R. Gray
1996-99: Cllr J. Fordham
1999-2001: Cllr M D. Skinner
2001-2006: Cllr B. H. Murray
2006-09: Cllr L. S. Eastwood
2009-2010: Cllr L. Ashby
2010-2013: Cllr J. E. R. Carvey
2013-15: Cllr I. B. Smith
2015-to date: Cllr L. S. Eastwood

Councillors present at the annual statutory meeting of Uckfield Town Council were:

Town mayor, Cllr Louise Eastwood, Trust Independent, Uckfield North
Deputy town mayor, Cllr Duncan Bennett, Trust Independent, New Town

Cllr Mick Dean, Trust Independent, New Town
Cllr Keith Everett, Independent, Ridgewood
Cllr Helen Firth, Conservative, Central
Cllr Donna French, Trust Independent, Uckfield North
Cllr Jacky Love, Trust Independent, Uckfield North
Cllr Chris Macve, Trust Independent, Uckfield North
Cllr Barry Mayhew, Independent, New Town
Cllr Paul Meakin, Liberal Democrat, Central
Cllr Ian Smith, Independent, Ridgewood
Cllr Paul Sparks, Liberal Democrat, Uckfield North
Cllr Diane Ward, Trust Independent, Central
Mr Daniel Manvell, youth member

Apologies for absence were received from

Cllr James Anderson, Trust Independent, Uckfield North
Cllr Jacqueline Beckford, Independent, Ridgewood

See also:

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