About the Mayor

About the Mayor

The Mayor is the Civic Head of the Council. In May of each year, one of the Councillors is elected to serve as Mayor for one year and another elected as a Deputy. The Mayor chairs meetings of the Full Council and represents the city at ceremonial occasions. The Mayor also welcomes international visitors and attends events organised by local people.

The Mayor for 2023/2024 is Councillor Louis Stephen

Louis Stephen grew up in Worcestershire and was educated in the city, and it was while he was on a school trip to Worcester Heat Systems, that his eyes were first opened to a career in engineering. He went on to study engineering at Loughborough University and management at Cranfield University.

Cllr Stephen had a successful career working in a range of engineering businesses, and rose through the ranks of Worcester Bosch to become a senior manager.

The Lady Mayoress is his wife of 35 years, Katey Stephen, a Worcester-born professional ecologist with a keen interest in botany. In her spare time, the Mayoress sings in Worcester’s Choral Society and the Elgar Chorale. Louis and Katey have two now grown-up children, Alaric and Bryony.

Cllr Stephen was first elected to the Battenhall ward in 2016. He is the first Green Party Mayor of Worcester and can often be seen on his bike cycling around the city.

His chosen charity for his mayoral year will be Age UK and the theme for his mayoral year is “creating a community that values and includes our older citizens”.

Cllr Stephen has chosen to continue to have a Mayor’s Orator – this will be Worcestershire Poet Laureate Rhianna Levi.

Councillor Mel Allcott is Deputy Mayor for 2023/2024

Deputy Mayor of Worcester Mel Allcott in her Robes in the Mayor's Parlour

Past Mayors of Worcester Since 1999

2022/2023 – Adrian Gregson

Mayor Cllr Adrian Gregson

2021/2022 – Stephen Hodgson

Mayor of Worcester, Cllr Stephen Hodgson

2020/2021 – Jo Hodges

Cllr Jo Hodges

2019/2020 – Allah Ditta

Mayor of Worcester Allah Ditta

2018/2019 – Jabba Riaz

2017/2018 – Steve Mackay

2016/2017 – Paul Denham

2015/2016 – Roger Knight

Mayor of Worcester 2015/16 Cllr Roger Knight

2014/2015 – Alan Amos

Councillor Alan Amos

2013/2014 – Pat Agar


2012/2013 – Roger Berry

This is Councillor Roger Berry's last week as Mayor of Worcester

2011 – 2012 – Dr David Tibbutt

2010 – 2011 – Mike Layland

Mike Layland

2009 – 2010 – Andy Roberts

Andy Roberts

2008 – 2009 – Lucy Hodgson

Lucy Hodgson

2007 – 2008 – Stephen Inman

Stephen Inman

2006 – 2007 – Ian Imray

Ian Imray

2005 – 2006 – Aubrey Tarbuck

Aubrey Tarbuck

2004 – 2005 – Allah Ditta

Allah Ditta

2003 – 2004 – Gareth Jones

Gereth Jones

2002 – 2003 – Robert Rowden

Robert Rowden

2001 – 2002 – David Clark

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2000 – 2001 – Mary Drinkwater

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1999 – 2000 Josephine Hodges

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