Mayor and Deputy Mayor
On 14th May 2022, Todmorden welcomed its 108th Town Mayor, Councillor Liz Thorpe.
Councillor Thorpe was elected to Stansfield Ward, Todmorden Town Council, in May 2021 since when she has been actively involved in representing resident’s interests.
The Mayor has lived in Todmorden since 2013 and moved here because of the sense of community in the town.
She had a career in the public sector as a nurse and subsequently as a social worker. Her hobbies and interests include DIY, furniture restoration, upholstery, gardening, and spending time with her family.
Since her retirement she has been able to increase the amount of voluntary work she does and is now one of the tour guides for Incredible Edible Todmorden, showing people from all over the world around Todmorden. She also supports Together We Grow with their programmes for refugee families and is lead volunteer at the Cornholme and Portsmouth Old Library.
Councillor Thorpe’s Consort for the year is her husband Paul Thorpe and her escorts will be Catherine Moore, Sally Deith and Councillor Susan Press.
The Mayor’s chosen charitable cause is Dementia Friendly Todmorden. She will be working closely with Dementia Friendly Todmorden, not only to raise funds but to support them in the work they do for those affected by this illness and their families.
The role of the Mayor includes:
- acting as an ambassador for the town
- promoting the town regionally and internationally
- fostering good working relationships with local industry and business
- supporting local charities and community groups
- chairing council meetings
- receiving regional and international visitors
- representing the town at civic functions and engagements
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The Deputy Mayor for 2022-2023 is Councillor Tony Greenwood.
The Deputy Mayor assists the Town Mayor by undertaking the Mayor’s functions should he or she be unavailable.