The Mayor's Page
Role of the Mayor
The Mayor is the elected Chair of the Council and is the Civic and Ceremonial figure head for the Council.
The chain, badge and robes of office are an outward sign of this high office.
The Mayor is by statute the first Citizen which is an honorary title and means that the Mayor takes precedence over everyone apart from a member of the Royal Family and the Lord Lieutenant of London. The Mayor must be non-political and represent every section of the community.
Apart from the Civic and Ceremonial duties and functions that the Mayor performs for the council, they also represent the borough at all major events and historical ceremonies in Haringey.
The Mayor has an important role to play in promoting the work of the council and supporting local community, voluntary and charitable organisations and in celebrating and recognising achievements and milestones.
About Councillor Ali Gul Ozbek
Councillor Ozbek became the Mayor of Haringey for the municipal year 2016-17 when he took over the chains of office from Councillor Jennifer Mann at the annual meeting of the council on 16 May 2016.
A pharmacist by trade, Cllr Ozbek was born in north east Turkey and becomes our first Kurdish Alevi Mayor.
The Mayor's consorts are Handan Ozbek and Zubeyde Simsek.
The Mayor of Haringey’s Special Fund for this year is dedicated to a charity that supports anyone affected by lymphatic cancer.
The Deputy Mayor of Haringey
Councillor Stephen Mann is the Deputy Mayor of Haringey, and the Deputy Mayor's Consorts are Councillor Jennifer Mann and Katie O'Mara.
Town Twinning developed mainly after the Second World War to promote mutual understanding and friendship. Haringey linked with:
- Arima - Trinidad in 1989
- Clarendon - Jamaica in 1985
- Koblenz - Germany in 1969
- Larnaca - Cyprus in 1987
- Livry-Gargan - France in 1977
- Sundbyberg - Sweden in 1977
How to contact the Mayor's Office
You can contact the Mayor's Office in any of the following ways:
Tel 020 8489 2962
Fax 020 8881 5218
Or write to
The Mayor's Parlour
To invite the Mayor to a function
You can invite the Mayor to a function by completing the Mayoral Engagement form found on the Mayoral protocols and diary page.
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