Cllr Frank Pearson becomes the 813th Mayor of Winchester

Press Release: 22/05/2012

Cllr Frank Pearson

Cllr Frank Pearson was appointed as the new Mayor of Winchester at a Mayor Making Ceremony at Winchester Guildhall on Wednesday 17th May 2012 - his wife, Anne, will serve as the Mayoress.

Cllr Pearson and his wife officially took over the role from Cllr Barry Lipscomb and his wife Christine, to become the 813th Mayor of Winchester; the second oldest Mayoralty in England.

Cllr Pearson has represented the Ward of Swanmore and Newton on Winchester City Council for the last ten years.

During his term as Mayor, Cllr Pearson’s chosen charities will be The Magic Wand Appeal for the RHCH, the Felix Fund -the Bomb disposal charity and Bishop’s Waltham Community Responders. The theme of the chosen charities is ‘A helping hand’.

Cllr Pearson said:

I am looking forward to using my time as Mayor to visit the people who live and work in our District. It is the people in our communities that make it such a fantastic place to live and I am very pleased to be appointed the 813th Mayor of this most ancient City of Winchester.”

The new Deputy Mayor and Mayoress this year will be Cllr Ernie Jeffs and his wife, Barbara.