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Date updated: 7/06/2021

Mayoralty and Shrievalty

6 July 2021

Town Clerk's Office
John Barradell
Town Clerk & Chief Executive

To the Masters, Prime Wardens, Upper Bailiff and Clerks of the several Livery Companies

Dear Sir / Madam,

Mayoralty and Shrievalty

2021 Aldermanic Appraisal Process

As is customary, at this time of the year the Court of Aldermen shares with the Livery the names of those Aldermen who it is supporting for progression to the Shrievalty or Mayoralty over the next year or so.

The Court's position on the Mayoralty for 2021/2022 is already clear but I will recap. At the election of the Lord Mayor later this year, if Alderman Vincent Keaveny is one of the two Aldermen whose name is returned by the Livery to the Court, then he will be elected.

The Court met recently to discuss the Mayoralty for 2022/2023. The Court agreed that Nicholas Lyons shall be supported for the Mayoralty in 2022/2023, subject to an election at Common Hall in 2022. Consequently, if Nicholas Lyons is one of the two Aldermen whose name is returned at Common Hall in 2022, he will be elected.

In respect of the Shrievalty in 2021/2022, members of the Livery will be aware that, following the recent election, Alison Gowman and Nicholas Lyons have been elected to serve in Office as a double Aldermanic Shrievalty as of September 2021. The Court’s position in respect of the following year, 2022/2023, is to support Alderman Alastair King for progression to Shrieval Office.

As in previous years, the Court hopes that this process of deciding which candidates it will support for progression to higher Office in the years ahead continues to be of benefit to the Livery.

Yours sincerely,
Lorraine Brook
Principal Committee and Member Services Manager

All members of the Court of Common Council
All members of the Court of Aldermen
The Officers of the Court of Aldermen
The Chairman and Deputy Chairman of the Livery Committee
External representatives on the Shrieval and Mayoral Interview Panel