Mayor of Gateshead
Councillor Eileen McMaster has been elected as Gateshead's new Mayor following on from Friday's Annual Council Meeting. She will be supported by Councillor Kath McCartney as her Deputy Mayor.
Elected as a Councillor for the Lobley Hill and Bensham Ward in 2010, the new Mayor has worked within the care sector where she was a co-ordinator for a local charity running Lunch Clubs for older residents living in Gateshead, undertaking this role for the last 18 years. She also has a career within retail.
Supported by her husband, Denis McMaster who will act as the Mayor's Consort, Councillor McMaster has nominated Feeding Families as her chosen charity.
Councillor McMaster is quoted as saying: "It is an absolute honour to be elected as Mayor of the Borough where I have lived all of my life. I'm proud to be able to represent Gateshead and I, along with the Deputy Mayor, Councillor Kath McCartney look forward to my year ahead and the opportunity be able to meet as many people as possible during our term in office."
Civic Officer and Mayor's Secretary
0191 433 2011