Living Southampton

The Mayor of Southampton

    • The Right Worshipful Mayor of Southampton Councillor Les Harris

    The Right Worshipful Mayor of Southampton Councillor Les Harris - Photo Credit: Southampton City Council


Councillor Les Harris became Southampton’s 795th Mayor on Weds 17 May 2017 following his term as Sheriff of the City.
One of the Mayor’s social responsibilities is to raise funds for their chosen charity or charities. This year Councillor Harris has chosen two good causes to support, the Children’s Emergency and Trauma Department at Southampton Children’s Hospital and the Southampton Sea Cadets.
The Southampton Children's Hospital needs help to build a new Children's Emergency and Trauma Department which will replace the existing Children's Accident and Emergency.
The new department will enable them to create a safe and specialised place for children to receive the very best care and attention, allowing them to continue saving lives in the highest quality environment.


Councillor Stephen Barnes-Andrews became the 580th Sheriff of Southampton on Weds 17 May 2017.
The Mayor's Office provides support for the Mayor and Sheriff. The office manages their diaries and provides information and guidance for groups and organisations who wish to invite the Mayor to events.