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New Mayor for Gateshead

Mayor Michael Hood

Councillor Michael Hood is Gateshead's new Mayor having taken over the role for a second time. He will be supported by Councillor Dot Burnett as his Deputy Mayor.

Elected as a councillor for Lamesley in 2008 the new mayor worked in the printing industry before retraining to support people with learning difficulties. He also worked for local cancer charity, FACT, but retired in 2014 to focus on his council duties.

Councillor Hood said: "Being Mayor of Gateshead is a huge honour and for me to be able to represent the borough in this way for a second time makes me incredibly proud. When I served as Mayor in 2010 I was very fortunate to meet lots of different people, particularly local residents, at over 500 engagements so I'm really excited about the year ahead."

The Mayor carries out many important duties including presiding over full meetings of the Council and representing the borough at civic functions. Councillor Hood has nominated Gateshead Foodbank & Teenage Cancer Trust as his chosen charities and his partner, Janice Scott, will be Mayoress.

Mayor Michael Hood
17 May 2019

Councillor Michael Hood is Gateshead's new Mayor having taken over the role for a second time. He will be supported by Councillor Dot Burnett as his Deputy Mayor.

Elected as a councillor for Lamesley in 2008 the new mayor worked in the printing industry before retraining to support people with learning difficulties. He also worked for local cancer charity, FACT, but retired in 2014 to focus on his council duties.

Councillor Hood said: "Being Mayor of Gateshead is a huge honour and for me to be able to represent the borough in this way for a second time makes me incredibly proud. When I served as Mayor in 2010 I was very fortunate to meet lots of different people, particularly local residents, at over 500 engagements so I'm really excited about the year ahead."

The Mayor carries out many important duties including presiding over full meetings of the Council and representing the borough at civic functions. Councillor Hood has nominated Gateshead Foodbank & Teenage Cancer Trust as his chosen charities and his partner, Janice Scott, will be Mayoress.

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