Last Modified December 23, 2013
We have a new Mayor and Deputy Mayor every year, who are chosen by the leading political group of the council. Their term of office runs from May to May and each Mayor chooses a charity/charities which they will raise money for during their year.
We welcome invitations from local organisations for our Mayor / Deputy Mayor to attend your events.
This year’s Mayor is Councillor Paul Morris OBE and his chosen charities are The Ben Kinsella Trust and The Langdon Foundation.
Paul was born in Stoke Newington, London and spent his early years on the Woodberry Down Estate in Manor House, London.
He and his wife, Linda, moved to Bushey Heath in 1997. They have five sons and five grandchildren. Their grandchildren are educated in Hertsmere.
Paul has business interests in Islington, one of which is the UK’s leading exhibition centre. Paul received an OBE in 2011 for his work on the regeneration in Islington as Chairman of the Finsbury Park Partnership.
Paul is a keen golfer but most enjoys time spent with his family. He is a keen cyclist and has taken part in 19 long-distance cycle rides in places ranging from Southern India to South America.
This year's Deputy Mayor is Councillor Carey Keates.
Carey has recently retired, having spent his more recent working life with a prestigious London gunmakers and then in the property business. He has been married to Shirley for 21 years and they have three daughters who are educated in Bushey.
Carey was first elected as a councillor in 1993 and re-elected in 2011. He has served on various committees and has been a member of Bushey’s Round Table and Rotary Clubs. He is a member of Bushey’s Almshouse Trust, a founding member of Bushey Forum, a past governor of two local schools and chairman of Bushey Museum Trust, Bushey Youth and Community Centre and the Manor Field Trust.
In his spare time he enjoys his family, his garden, travelling and walking.
How to invite the Mayor to an event:
The Mayor is invited to hundreds of engagements every year. If you would like him to attend an event, please make a request as soon as possible.
The Mayor tries to fulfil as many engagements as he can, so may have to arrive at a later time than you would like or leave before the end of a function.
It is customary for the Mayor/Deputy Mayor to be greeted on arrival and the correct form of address is “The Worshipful, the Mayor/Deputy Mayor of the Borough of Hertsmere.”
If the Mayor cannot attend, the Deputy Mayor will be asked to go as the Mayor’s representative. Once your engagement has been accepted, you will receive confirmation.
If you would like the Mayor to attend an event, please write to: The Mayor’s Parlour at our main offices or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For further help, please call the Mayor's Office 020 8207 7477.