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This is a list of mayors of Cardiff, Wales. The first mayor recorded for Cardiff was in 1126 though the title was generally given to the Constable or military governor of Cardiff Castle.[1] The first elected Mayor of Cardiff took office in 1835 (elected by the members of the council), the same year the first council elections were held.[1] When Cardiff was granted city status in 1905 the post holder was given the title Lord Mayor[1] (Welsh: Arglwydd Faer). The Lord Mayor of Cardiff is considered to be the first citizen of Wales and since 1956 has enjoyed the style of The Right Honourable.[2]

History

The first mayor of Cardiff is listed by the County Borough Records as Ralph "Prepositus de Kardi" who took up office in 1126. In 1835, Thomas Revel Guest became the first elected mayor of Cardiff when the first council elections were held. When Cardiff was granted city status in 1905 Cardiff's First Citizen became lord mayor. Robert Hughes, the mayor in 1904, was re-elected to become Cardiff's first lord mayor in the following year. The lord mayor was granted the right to the style "The Right Honourable." The lord mayor now bears the style "The Right Honourable the Lord Mayor of Cardiff".[3]

In 1999 a new system was introduced whereby the leader of the council could also serve as mayor for the duration of the council without re-election. This led to Russell Goodway serving as both council leader and mayor from 1999 to 2003. From 2003 the mayoralty reverted to a separate role, elected annually.[4]

The official residence of the Lord Mayor of Cardiff was the Mansion House, Cardiff, although the Lord Mayors have not lived there since 1971.[5]

Elected mayors since 1835

The years given are for when each mayor took office. Most mayoral terms extended into the following year.

Lord mayors since 1905

See also

References

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  2. ^ "Page 6041 | Issue 40911, 26 October 1956 | London Gazette". Thegazette.co.uk. Retrieved 21 February 2022.
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  4. ^ "(List of) Lord Mayors of Cardiff". Cardiff Council. Retrieved 19 December 2011.[permanent dead link]
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  11. ^ "Mayoral Bother at Cardiff – Passionate Scenes in the Council Chamber – Mr. John Jenkins Refuses Office". Western Mail. 3 November 1900. p. 5. Retrieved 27 March 2017.
  12. ^ "Election of Mayors". The Times. No. 36609. London. 11 November 1901. p. 7.
  13. ^ "Election of Mayors". The Times. No. 36922. London. 11 November 1902. p. 12.
  14. ^ Haworth, Alan; Hayter, Dianne (22 April 2015). Men Who Made Labour. Routledge. p. 107. ISBN 978-1-135-39048-8. Retrieved 26 March 2017.
  15. ^ Prof. William Rees (1969), "The Reformed Borough, 1836-1914", Cardiff - A History Of The City, The Corporation of the City of Cardiff, p. 338
  16. ^ "Son of evicted farmer who became Lord Mayor of Cardiff" Archived 3 December 2013 at the Wayback Machine, The Southern Star, 15 April 2013. Retrieved 28 November 2013.
  17. ^ Brian Lee 100 facts you (probably) didn't know about Cardiff, Expats Newsletter, Wales Online. Retrieved 31 December 2011.
  18. ^ Phillip Nifield Former Cardiff Lord Mayor dies, South Wales Echo, 6 March 2003. Retrieved 2 January 2012.
  19. ^ Hats off as Queen's man retires, BBC News, 13 June 2008. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
  20. ^ "Labour sweep the city - Tory gloom as eight seats fall". South Wales Echo. 3 May 1991. p. 3.
  21. ^ Phillip Nifield I WANT TO BE THE PEOPLE'S LORD MAYOR.., South Wales Echo, 26 April 2005. Retrieved 2 January 2012.
  22. ^ WalesOnline (17 March 2006). "MR NEALE IS YOUR NEW MAYOR (but only just...)". WalesOnline. Retrieved 19 March 2022.
  23. ^ "New Lord Mayor to be installed in city". South Wales Echo. 20 May 2010. Retrieved 10 July 2018.
  24. ^ Law, Peter (20 September 2012). "Cardiff to get Lord Mayor again after Labour council U-turn". Walesonline.co.uk. Retrieved 5 April 2013.
  25. ^ Peter Law (13 March 2013) "Lord Mayor Councillor Derrick Morgan to hold his role for another year" Archived 6 December 2013 at the Wayback Machine, YourCardiff (Media Wales). Retrieved 28 November 2013.
  26. ^ "Cancer patient Monica Walsh becomes Cardiff's Lord Mayor – and choses Cancer Research as her charity". Media Wales. 26 May 2016. Retrieved 1 January 2017.
  27. ^ Cardiff's new Lord Mayor announces chosen charity for her year in office (press release), PR Newslink, 24 May 2018. Retrieved 10 July 2018.
  28. ^ The rock n' roll secret of Cardiff's first black mayor (press release), Cardiff Council, 23 May 2018. Retrieved 25 May 2019.