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New Mayor for Gateshead

Mayor 2021

Councillor Dot Burnett is Gateshead's new Mayor having taken over the role following two terms as Deputy Mayor. She will be supported by Councillor Robert Waugh as her Deputy Mayor.

Elected as a councillor for the Dunston and Teams ward in 2018 the new Mayor has worked within the Trade Unions and has chaired national meetings within this sector.

Supported by her son, Christopher Burnett who will be the Mayor's Consort, Councillor Burnett has nominated Communication Workers Union Humanitarian Aid (CWUHA), The Firefighter's Charity and Mental Health Concern as her chosen charities.

Councillor Burnett said "It's an absolute honour to be Mayor of the borough where I have lived almost all of my life. I'm proud to be able to represent Gateshead and I look forward to my year ahead where I'll be able to meet a vast amount of people during my term in office."

Councillor Robert Waugh the Deputy Mayor of Gateshead will be supported by the Deputy Mayoress, Councillor Jennifer Reay.

Find out more about the Mayor's role & other civic traditions

Mayor 2021
21 May 2021

Councillor Dot Burnett is Gateshead's new Mayor having taken over the role following two terms as Deputy Mayor. She will be supported by Councillor Robert Waugh as her Deputy Mayor.

Elected as a councillor for the Dunston and Teams ward in 2018 the new Mayor has worked within the Trade Unions and has chaired national meetings within this sector.

Supported by her son, Christopher Burnett who will be the Mayor's Consort, Councillor Burnett has nominated Communication Workers Union Humanitarian Aid (CWUHA), The Firefighter's Charity and Mental Health Concern as her chosen charities.

Councillor Burnett said "It's an absolute honour to be Mayor of the borough where I have lived almost all of my life. I'm proud to be able to represent Gateshead and I look forward to my year ahead where I'll be able to meet a vast amount of people during my term in office."

Councillor Robert Waugh the Deputy Mayor of Gateshead will be supported by the Deputy Mayoress, Councillor Jennifer Reay.

Find out more about the Mayor's role & other civic traditions

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