The Mayor is the Borough’s ‘First Citizen’ and is elected annually by fellow councillors at the annual meeting of the Council in May. The Mayor chairs the full council meetings and normally takes a non-political role to ensure fair play.
The current Mayor & Mayoress are Councillor Bruce Tennent and Maria Tennent.
The Deputy Mayor & Deputy Mayoress are Councillor Darshan Mann & Dalip Mann.
Inviting the Mayor and Mayoress to an event
The Mayor represents the Council at a number of events and functions and attends around 400 during the mayoral year. The Mayor takes precedence over all other citizens when in Borough, the only exception being when Royalty or the Lord Lieutenant are present.
If you would like to invite the Mayor to attend your event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone us on 023 8068 8087 or 023 8068 8313.
If the Mayor is unable to attend, the Deputy Mayor will be asked to attend.
Addressing the Mayor?
The full title of the Mayor is The Worshipful the Mayor of the Borough of Eastleigh.
The Mayor should be introduced as “The Mayor of Eastleigh” and be addressed as “Mr Mayor" or "Your Worship", and the Mayoress as Madam Mayoress.
The Deputy Mayor should be introduced as “The Deputy Mayor of Eastleigh” and addressed as “Mr Deputy Mayor”, and the Deputy Mayoress as "Madam Deputy Mayoress".
Each Mayor supports nominated charities by organising various fundraising events throughout the Mayoral Year. This year, the Mayor has chosen the following charities:
- Alzheimer’s Society
- National Autistic Society South Hampshire Branch
- Wildern Opportunity Group
- Hedge End, West End & Botley Scout Groups
If you would like to donate to the Mayor's Appeal please make cheques payable to ‘Eastleigh Borough Council’ and send to The Mayor’s Office, Eastleigh Borough Council, Eastleigh House, Upper Market Street, Eastleigh SO50 9YN.