The Mayor for 2014-15
The current Mayor of Northampton is Councillor John Caswell.
Having lived in Northamptonshire all his life and serving on the Borough Council for 11 years, Councillor Caswell will be the 774th Mayor of Northampton.
Born and raised in Upper Harlestone on the Althorpe estate, John spent many happy childhood hours on the farm during the holidays and weekends. He started his working life in the construction industry until 1990 when he moved to the Highways Department of Northamptonshire County Council, enjoying a varied 20 year career there until retiring in 2010.
As an active member of the community, John is well known for his years of service in the Northamptonshire Police Special Constabulary and is a familiar face in Duston where he lives. John was elected to Duston Parish Council in 2001 and served as vice-chairman for six years. He retains his seat to this day and has been involved in many important projects that have benefitted this growing area, including the building of a new community centre.
In 2003, John stood in the Northampton Borough Council elections for New Duston and represented the ward for three consecutive terms. As a Borough Councillor, he has also been the Cabinet member for Regeneration and Planning, and the Chair of the Licensing Committee, roles which enabled him to shape the development of Northampton and play a key part in public safety.
Councillor Caswell said: "It is a great privilege to take up the role of Mayor of Northampton. I am fortunate to be able to play a part in the history of Northampton at an exciting time in the town’s development and I know that very few other people will have the opportunity that I have been given.
"My wife Cheryl and I are very much looking forward to being the Mayor and Mayoress of Northampton as it will allow us to meet many new people, promote the town and raise money to buy a much needed scanner to help the babies treated at Gosset Ward in the Barrett Maternity Hospital."
During his Mayoral year, Councillor Caswell will raise money towards the purchase of a £50,000 scanner for the Gosset Ward at the Barrett Maternity Hospital.
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