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Cllr Ian Harvey was elected as the new Mayor for Spelthorne at the Annual Council Meeting on 27 May. Cllr Susan Doran was elected as Deputy Mayor.

1st June 2021

Cllr Harvey was first elected as a borough councillor for Sunbury East in May 2013 and re-elected in 2015 and 2019. He has always taken a special interest in ward issues and works closely with local residents. He was Leader of Spelthorne Borough Council from February 2016 – June 2020.

Cllr Harvey has lived in Sunbury-on-Thames for 24 years and is married to Helen, who is also a local councillor, and they have two sons, Saul and Gideon.

When time allows, he is a keen photographer and also enjoys skiing, boating and travelling.

During the meeting, Cllr Ian Harvey said: “I thank you for electing me as Mayor for 2021/22. I am humbled that this position has been entrusted to me and I intend to do my very best to justify it.

“I especially wish to reach out to young people via schools, sport, youth associations and events, as well as the charities that support them. For too long, young people have been marginalised from society and politics.

“The plight of families with children with special educational needs is also something I wish to focus on. Through no fault of their own, these families can find themselves with little support, fighting for the needs of their children. I want to redress this and afford as much help as possible.

“I have not yet finalised my list of chosen charities, but it is my express intention that organisations which support and advocate for young people will be at the core of my fundraising activities.

“I am very honoured to have been elected and will take the role very seriously, as I did when I was Leader of the Council. I am very proud of the Borough and aim to be the best advocate and ambassador possible.”

To contact the Mayor’s office, email or call 01784 446275.