Chairman of North Tyneside Council

Chairman of North Tyneside Council

The Chairman of the Council is appointed on an annual basis to undertake Civic roles and responsibilities during their year in office.

Chairman of North Tyneside Council
Councillor Wendy Lott
and Consort, Councillor Frank Lott

Deputy Chairman
Councillor David Drummond
and Consort, Mrs Julie Drummond

Role of the Chairman

The Chairman:

  • oversees business conducted in the Council Chamber
  • represents the Council at civic functions in North Tyneside and across Tyne and Wear

Previously referred to as 'Mayor', the position of Chairman was created in 2002 when North Tyneside voted to have an Elected Mayor. The Elected Mayor is the council's political lead.

The Chairman's role is mainly to:

  • attend events
  • mark openings and special birthdays

Chairman's events

If you would like the Chairman/Deputy Chairman to attend an event, please contact:

Ashleigh Willis
Chairman's Office
Cobalt Business Park
The Silverlink North
North Tyneside
NE27 0BY

Telephone: (0191) 643 5347

Chairman's good causes

Each year, the Chairman chooses to support a charity or charities to raise money for during their year in office.  This year, Councillor Lott has chosen to support two good causes – Great North Air Ambulance and Operation Veteran.

The Great North Air Ambulance provides pioneering pre-hospital care to the scene, rescuing hundreds of severely injured or ill patients every year. They provide services across the North-East, Cumbria and North Yorkshire, and are entirely funded by charity.

Operation Veteran aim to provide a dedicated service of support to veterans of the Armed Forces, to assist with their transition back into civilian life.

For more information about how to support the Chairman’s good causes, please contact Ashleigh Willis in the Civic Office on 0191 643 5347.