A new mayor has been elected for Greenwich Council.

Councillor Leo Fletcher was elected during the annual Council meeting on May 25.

He is the eleventh mayor since Greenwich gained its royal status in 2012.

Members of Council elect a new mayor at the general meetings which takes place every 12 months.

He was first elected as a councillor to represent Blackheath Westcombe ward in 2018. 

Councillor Leo Fletcher said: “I am honoured to be taking on this role as Mayor, representing the borough I have lived and worked in all my life.

“In my previous role as Deputy Mayor and as a representative for Blackheath Westcombe I have been lucky enough to meet some of the incredible people that make up our diverse community.

“I also welcome Councillor Dominic Mbang as my Deputy Mayor for 2022-23, like me, he has been serving the borough since 2018.”

The mayoress will be Councillor Fletcher’s wife Jacqui Power.

The deputy mayor for this term will be Councillor Dominic Mbang who is also the elected member for Woolwich Dockyard.

The mayor's charity appeal will be Greenwich and Bexley Community Hospice and Lymphoma Action.

He worked for the Council’s housing department for 30 years, starting as a caretaker in Plumstead before becoming a manager in the caretaking service.

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