Lord Mayor for 2020/21 announced

Councillor Chris Mavin is the new Lord Mayor Designate for 2020/21

Councillor Mavin was chosen at a meeting of the Lord Mayor’s Selection Committee on Friday.

First elected to the city council in 1987, Chris has previously represented the Sutton and Budshead Wards and is currently the councillor for Moor View Ward.  

In total he has served the city for 23 years and was made an Honorary Alderman of the City of Plymouth in September 2014 and was Deputy Lord Mayor in 2018/19.

Born in Plymouth in 1951, Councillor Mavin attended Highfield Junior School and Devonport Secondary School.

In 1966, he entered the Royal Naval Dockyard at Devonport where he did his apprenticeship as a shipwright. He became a trade union activist, a shop steward and went on to become the GMB convenor at Babcock Devonport

Councillor Mavin is a keen golfer, a member of Boringdon Park and the vice-captain of Magily Golf Society, which helps raise funds for charity.

Chris also loves singing and is a member of the Plymouth Area Police Choir. He can also be found singing at Home Park, where as a keen Pilgrim, he can often be found cheering on Plymouth Argyle.

Chris also enjoys spending time with his family, especially his two grandchildren, and also trips away in his caravan.

Councillor Mavin said: “The world will be looking in on Plymouth throughout the coming year as we celebrate the 400th anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower.

”To be selected to be Plymouth’s Lord Mayor at such an exciting time is a fantastic honour and privilege. I look forward to meeting as many residents and visitors as possible as we enjoy everything our beautiful city has to offer”.

Current Lord Mayor, Councillor Richard Ball, said: “Being Lord Mayor is an honour and a privilege and I send Councillor Chris Mavin my best wishes on taking up the new role."

Councillor Mavin will take over as Lord Mayor from Councillor Ball in May 2020.