The London Mayors' Association
The London Mayors' Association
The London Mayors’ Association 2019 Civic Visit was led by our Chairman, Clare Whelan DL OBE to The Netherlands including Amsterdam, The Hague, Delft and Volendam. We were welcomed with City Hall receptions with Civic dignitaries in Amsterdam and City Mayors of The Hague & Volendam and a reception at the British Embassy with Deputy … Continue reading "Civic Visit To The Netherlands – March 2019"
April 14, 2019
Members of the London Mayors’ Association attended Evensong to celebrate the Feast of the Dedication of Westminster Abbey on 14 October 2018. The service was held in the presence of our President, the Lord Mayor of Westminster, and the Mayors of the London Boroughs, together with members of the Greater London Lieutenancy. We were welcomed … Continue reading "Feast of the Dedication of Westminster Abbey – 14 October 2018"
October 17, 2018
Over 50 Mayors and members of the London Mayors’ Association were treated to coffee in the Private Members Dining Room and then given a superb tour of the Guildhall which included seeing an example of a glass window made from boiled down calves foot – now know as gelatin! The tour also included the Guildhall … Continue reading "Visit to the Guildhall – 11 September 2018"
September 12, 2018
The London Mayors’ Association is extremely grateful to Sherriff Neil Redcliffe and his Consort Emma for inviting us back to the Old Bailey again this year. The visit started with tea and home made cakes in the Sherriff’s Dining Room and was followed by a tour of the Old Bailey given by Sherriff Redcliffe. We … Continue reading "Visit to the Old Bailey – 5 September 2018"
September 5, 2018
Visit to Performance of “Little Shop of Horrors “ at the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre on Tuesday 7th August 2018 Ahh….. Do you remember the long hot dry summer of 2018? Well what could go wrong on a London Mayors’ Association visit to the Open Air Theatre at Regent’s Park to see their production … Continue reading "Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre – 7 August 2018"
August 7, 2018
New Mayors’ Reception – 19 June 2018 The London Mayors’ Association hosted a reception in Westminster City Council’s Lord Mayor’s Parlour on Tuesday 19 June 2018 for this year’s new Mayors and their mayoresses and consorts. A well-attended and enjoyable evening it was opportunity for this year’s mayors to get to know each other. The evening … Continue reading "New Mayors’ Reception – 19 June 2018"
June 19, 2018
On July 11th 2017 the London Mayors’ Association welcomed a new batch of Mayors and their consorts with the traditional drinks reception. Our President The Lord Mayor of Westminster Councillor Ian Adams hosted the event at his new (temporary) suite of rooms at 5, The Strand. While Westminster City Hall is being refurbished the Lord … Continue reading "New Mayors’ Reception July 11th 2017"
January 22, 2018
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times” This is the familiar opening line of the Charles Dickens novel “A Tale of Two Cities.” The modern day version has been dramatised by Matthew Dunster and staged at the Open Air Theatre in Regent’s Park in front of 60 LMA members and … Continue reading "Visit to the Open Air Theatre – A Tale of Two Cities"
October 12, 2017
The History of the Association
On 4th December 1900, the then Mayor of the City of Westminster, His Grace The Duke of Norfolk KG (Left), called together a meeting of all the Mayors of the Metropolitan Boroughs (the Inner London Boroughs), the object being to discuss matters of ceremonial procedure with a view to uniformity being adopted by all the Mayors of the Metropolitan Boroughs.
Later, in 1901, the Metropolitan Mayors and Ex-Mayors’ Association was formed with the purpose of promoting discussion of general matters affecting the Metropolis and to enable Mayors and former Mayors to meet on a social basis.
1950 all the Mayors and former Mayors of the other boroughs of Greater London were invited to become members.
In 2001 the London Mayors’ Association celebrated its Centenary.
In 1965 with the re-organisation of Local Government in London, the Mayors and former Mayors of all 31 Boroughs were entitled to join as were the Lord Mayors and former Lord Mayors of the City of London and the City of Westminster.
At the establishment of the Association in 1901 when the first meeting was chaired by the then Mayor of Westminster, it was established in the constitution of the Association that the Chairman automatically be the Lord Mayor of Westminster. In 2004 the membership agreed that the Lord Mayor of Westminster would be the President of the Association and a former Mayor or Lord Mayor be elected annually as Chairman of the Association responsible for the day to day running of the Association.
The Association is non-party political and arranges a variety of events throughout the year including an Annual Service in Westminster Abbey, a visit to a foreign Capital City and lunches for visiting Mayors from abroad.
In 2001, the Association celebrated its Centenary and during the year we were honoured that Her Royal Highness the Princess Alexandra was our guest of honour at the Centennial Annual Dinner.
We were also invited to Arundel Castle as guests of the Earl of Arundel, ancestor of our founder the 15th Duke of Norfolk. The centennial year came to an end at St James’s Palace when we attended a Reception in the presence of Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh.