Councillor David Congreve has been officially confirmed as the Lord Mayor of Leeds for 2014/2015.
Originally born in Halifax, Cllr Congreve, who has served the city as a councillor for over 24 years, representing the old Beeston ward and more recently the Beeston & Holbeck ward following re-organisation. Previously worked for British Gas as a Senior Productivity Services Officer and Bereavement Services Manager at Bradford Metropolitan Council until his retirement in 2004.
A keen cyclist and speedway fan, the new Lord Mayor, who also enjoys Ornithology, local history, walking, genealogy and ballroom dancing, is set to have a year never to forget with upcoming events including Armed Forces Day on June 28 and the arrival of the Grand Départ on 5 July.
Accompanying the Lord Mayor as his Lady Mayoress will be Janet Harper JP, who until stepping down in May 2014 also represented Leeds as a city councillor for 20 years.
The Lord Mayor’s chosen charity for the forthcoming year is the Leeds Children’s Hospital Appeal.
The Lord Mayor of Leeds, Councillor David Congreve said:
“It is an enormous honour and privilege for me to have the opportunity to represent our great city as Lord Mayor for the next year, which is something I could never have dreamt of.
“Both Janet and I simply cannot wait for our civic engagements to begin, and throughout the year we will be raising money for our chosen charity the Leeds Children’s Hospital Appeal who do such a great job supporting and caring for young people.”