The new Mayor of Newcastle-under-Lyme for 2021-22 is Ken Owen.

Full Council voted unanimously for the new mayor at a Full Council meeting on Wednesday 19 May.

Ken has been elected as a borough councillor twice, first from 2014-18 and he was then re-elected in 2019. He is ward councillor for Holditch and Chesterton and is a member of the Newcastle Independent Group.

Kenneth Owen

Ken said: “I can’t quite believe that I’m actually going to be the Mayor and am really touched by the thought. I’m an ordinary chap who became a councillor to do the best I can for the area I live in, which is Holditch and Chesterton, and I will do the same as Mayor. I am passionate about North Staffordshire, I’ve lived in Newcastle for 51 years and I love the place. I can’t think of a bigger honour than being the Mayor of Newcastle-under-Lyme.”

The Mayor will support the Tri-Services and Veteran Support Centre, based in Hassall Street, and the Royal British Legion in North Staffordshire during his year of office. The Deputy Mayor will be Gill Burnett who is the ward councillor for Kidsgrove and Ravenscliffe. The Mayoress of Newcastle-under-Lyme will be Rachel Eaton and the Mayor’s High Constable will be Daniel McDonald, the new Mayor’s eldest grandson.

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