Carlisle City Councillor Mike Mitchelson has been appointed Carlisle’s first citizen for the Municipal year 2022 – 2023.
Councillor Mitchelson has taken on the Mayoral role after serving a year as Deputy Mayor to former Mayor, Councillor Pam Birks.
Sworn in at the Mayor Making Ceremony today, Monday May 16 at the Civic Centre, the Conservative Member for Brampton recited the ancient Mayoral Oath giving his allegiance to the city and its citizens.
Mayor Mitchelson became a member of Carlisle City Council in November 1995 representing and championing Brampton and its residents for over 26 years.
He became Leader of the Council in 1999 and during his 13-year term of office led the city through its many challenges.
Councillor Colin Glover was sworn in as the Deputy Mayor.
This year’s event was the last as from April 2023 local government in Cumbria will change.
The current six district councils and Cumbria County Council will be replaced by two new unitary authorities.
There will be one new council covering the current area of Allerdale, Carlisle and Copeland, the council’s name will be Cumberland Council.