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Hertsmere's Mayor

Last Modified October 05, 2021

A new Mayor and Deputy Mayor of Hertsmere are elected each municipal year.  The Mayor chooses a charity/charities which they will raise money for during their term.  Invitations are welcome for the Mayor to attend events.

This year's Mayor is Cllr Anne Swerling.

2021 Mayor Anne Swerling, Hertsmere Borough CouncilAnne has lived in Hertsmere for more than 30 years.  She was elected as a borough councillor for Bushey Park, where she lives, in 2014 and was re-elected to the same ward in 2015 and 2019.

For Hertsmere, Anne has served on a variety of committees including Personnel as Vice-Chair, Operations Review, Licensing and the Standards Committee which she chaired in 2019.  She is also involved with Member Training and Development, Performance Monitoring and is on the Grants Panel.

Outside her council commitments Anne is churchwarden at St Peter’s, Bushey Heath, a governor at Ashfield School, on the committee of Bushey & Oxhey Care as one of their duty officers and is a member of the Bushey Forum all of which she enjoys and does voluntarily.

Anne is looking forward to meeting many Hertsmere residents and volunteers during her Mayoral year.


This year's Deputy Mayor is Cllr John Graham. 

2021 Deputy Mayor John Graham, Hertsmere Borough CouncilJohn has been a Hertsmere Councillor for Aldenham East in Radlett since 1998.  He was a founder member of the Hertsmere Executive in 2001 holding the position of Finance Portfolio Holder.  He has relinquished his role to become Deputy Mayor.

John retired five years ago from the role of Finance Director of the Royal British Legion and now feels able to commit his time to being Deputy Mayor of Hertsmere.

How to invite the Mayor to an event:



The Mayor is invited to hundreds of engagements every year. If you would like her to attend an event, please make a request as soon as possible.

The Mayor tries to fulfil as many engagements as she can and 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 to be greeted on arrival and the correct form of address is “The Worshipful, the 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 Office,
Hertsmere Borough Council,
Civic Offices,
Elstree Way,

Or email: mayors.secretary@hertsmere.gov.uk

For further help, please call the Mayor's Office on 020 8207 7477.

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