The Mayor of Fareham is elected by his/her fellow councillors in May each year. The Mayor will hold this post for one year and he/she do not have any political allegiances.
This year the Mayor of Fareham is Councillor Fred Birkett, closely supported by the Mayoress, Mrs Lisa Birkett.
The Deputy Mayor usually becomes Mayor in the following year. The Deputy Mayor for 2023/24 is Councillor Pal Hayre.
The Mayor's role is to chair Council meetings and represent Fareham at civic events and functions each year, including award-giving receptions and events organised by local voluntary and community groups.
The Mayor will be fundraising for two charities; Sophie's Legacy and Veterans Outreach Support.
You can invite the Mayor to attend an event or function by completing our online request form.