Each year at the Annual Council, town councillors elect a mayor at the historic mayor choosing ceremony. The St Ives Town Mayor for 2021/22 is Councillor Kirsty Arthur and the Deputy Mayor is Councillor Suzanne Tanner.
The Mayor is responsible for chairing meetings of the full Council. Both the Mayor and Deputy Mayor are voting members of all committees, ensuring that they have a good understanding of the work of the whole of the council.
The Mayor is the civic lead of the Council, representing the Town Council at numerous events and functions throughout the year, along with her duties as a town councillor.
To invite the Mayor to an event, please contact the Town Council Offices.
The role of the Mayor of St Ives has a strong tradition, marked by the civic regalia which includes the Mayoral Chain, Maces and the Loving Cup. Another tradition is for the Mayor of St Ives to always be addressed as ‘Mister Mayor’ – whether a man or a woman.
The annual Mayor Choosing Ceremony is followed by a parade through the town to the Parish Church for the Hext Sermon. In the afternoon of the day of the Mayor Choosing, the Mayor and Deputy Mayor follow the tradition of inviting the children of the parish (Lelant, Carbis Bay, Halsetown and St Ives) to visit the Guildhall where they are offered a saffron bun and a drink from the Loving Cup.
Listed below are the Town Mayors who have served for St Ives Town Council, Cornwall
The Town Mayor is elected each year at the Annual Meeting of the Council in a ceremony steeped in tradition. The Mayor is elected for a term of one year. They may then be re-elected as Mayor either in the following year or a few years later, depending on the votes cast by their fellow Councillors.
|2020||Councillor Tony Harris|
|2019||Councillor Tony Harris|
|2018||Councillor Suzanne Tanner|
|2017||Councillor Suzanne Tanner|
|2016||Councillor Linda J Taylor|
|2015||Councillor Linda J Taylor|
|2014||Councillor Linda J Taylor|
|2013||Councillor Colin C Nicholls|
|2012||Councillor Ron Tulley|
|2011||Councillor Ron Tulley|
|2010||Councillor Yvonne Watson|
|2009||Councillor Yvonne Watson|
|2008||Councillor Colin E Sanger|
|2007||Councillor Bill Fry|
|2006||Councillor Bill Fry|
|2005||Councillor Susan Holland|
|2004||Councillor Harry R G Isaacs|
|2003||Councillor Harry R G Isaacs|
|2002||Councillor Joan Tanner|
|2001||Councillor Joan H Symons|
|2000||Councillor Michael Peters|
|1999||Councillor Christopher S Cocklin|
|1998||Councillor J Richard W Kirkby|
|1997||Councillor Kathleen R F Matthews|
|1996||Councillor Joan H Symons|
|1995||Councillor William T Trevorrow|
|1994||Councillor Betty Berriman|
|1993||Councillor Shirley A Beck|
|1992||Councillor William J Thomas|
|1991||Councillor E Beryl James|
|1990||Councillor Brian Portman|
|1989||Councillor Michael Peters|
|1988||Councillor Michael Peters|
|1987||Councillor Michael Peters|
|1986||Councillor Michael Peters|
|1985||Councillor Michael Peters|
|1984||Councillor John B Thomas|
|1983||Councillor Betty Hicks|
|1982||Councillor E Beryl James|
|1981||Councillor G E Terry Tonkin|
|1980||Councillor William J Thomas|
|1979||Councillor E Beryl James|
|1978||Councillor Michael Peters|
|1977||Councillor T Alan Harvey|
|1976||Councillor Dorvil G T Jones|
|1975||Councillor Oakley Eddy|
|1974||Councillor Oakley Eddy|