The Mayor's Page
The Mayor of Haringey for 2023/2024 is Councillor Lester Buxton.
About the Mayor of Haringey
The Mayor is the elected Chair of the Council and is the Civic and Ceremonial figurehead for the Council.
The chain, badge and robes of office are an outward sign of this high office.
The Mayor is elected at the Annual Meeting of the Council.
The Mayor is by statute the first Citizen. This 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 Lester Buxton
I’m excited to begin my first term as Mayor. At 27 I will be the youngest Mayor in Haringey’s history, breaking a record set by Alan Dobbie in 1995, coincidentally the year I was born just across the border at the Whittington.
I grew up in Haringey, went to Muswell Hill Primary School and then Highgate Wood, which gave me the education I needed to go on and get an undergraduate degree in Physics from the University of Bath and subsequently a PhD in theoretical quantum mechanics from the University of Surrey.
I moved back home to Haringey during the pandemic, and this is where my wonderful boyfriend Sascha and I have chosen to settle.
I’ve became the councillor for Crouch End last year and served as Deputy Mayor to Councillor Adamou alongside roles on Planning, Licensing and Children’s scrutiny committees.
I come from a family of teachers, who have instilled in me a passion for education. As a gay man, I’m proud of the history we have in Haringey of championing LGBTQ+ rights.
I look forward to meeting many people throughout Haringey over the coming year".
The Deputy Mayor of Haringey
Councillor Ajda Ovat, Ward Councillor for Northumberland Park is the Deputy Mayor of Haringey.
Town Twinning developed mainly after the Second World War to promote mutual understanding and friendship.
Haringey is twinned with:
- Arima - Trinidad in 1989
- Clarendon - Jamaica in 1985
- Koblenz - Germany in 1969
- Larnaca - Cyprus in 1987
- Livry-Gargan - France in 1977
Haringey also has a town link with Holetown in Barbados which began in 2009.
How to contact the Mayor's Office
You can contact the Mayor's Office in any of the following ways:
Tel 020 8489 2962
Or write to
George Meehan House
294 High Road
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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