Former Mayors

1965 to present

The three former boroughs of Malden and Coombe, Kingston and Surbiton were amalgamated in 1965 to form the present Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames.

Apart from a short period in 1685-87 the position of Mayor of the Royal Borough of Kingston dates from the municipal reforms of 1835. Prior to this the civic heads were two annually appointed Bailiffs.

Former Mayors - 1965 to present

  • 2018 - 2019
    • Mayor - Thay Thayalan
    • Deputy Mayor - Olivia Boult
  • 2017 - 2018
    • Mayor - Julie Pickering
    • Deputy Mayor - Mike Head
  • 2016 - 2017
    • Mayor - Geoff Austin
    • Deputy Mayor - Rowena Bass
  • 2015 - 2016
    • Mayor - Roy Arora
    • Deputy Mayor - Mary Clark (part year)
    • Deputy Mayor - Geoff Austin (part year)
  • 2014 - 2015
    • Mayor - Ken Smith      
    • Deputy Mayor - Cathy Roberts  
  • 2013 - 2014    
    • Mayor - Penny Shelton       
    • Deputy Mayor - Alan Dean   
  • 2012 - 2013    
    • Mayor - Mary Heathcote OBE      
    • Deputy Mayor - Barry O'Mahony   
  • 2011 - 2012      
    • Mayor - Patrick Codd TD
    • Deputy Mayor - Geoff Austin   
  • 2010 - 2011      
    • Mayor - Chrissie Hitchcock
    • Deputy Mayor - Ken Smith JP   
  • 2009 - 2010
    • Mayor - Ian R McDonald
    • Deputy Mayor - Shiraz Mirza   
  • 2008 - 2009    
    • Mayor - David M Berry
    • Deputy Mayor - Rohan Yoganathan   
  • 2007 - 2008      
    • Mayor - Shiraz Mirza
    • Deputy Mayor - Bart Ricketts   
  • 2006 - 2007   
    • Mayor - Mary Reid
    • Deputy Mayor - Sheila Griffin   
  • 2005 - 2006      
    • Mayor - Yogan M Yoganathan
    • Deputy Mayor - Ghazala Hayat   
  • 2004 - 2005      
    • Mayor - Ed Naylor
    • Deputy Mayor - Penny Shelton   
  • 2003 - 2004  
    • Mayor - Dennis F Doe
    • Deputy Mayor - Janet Bowen-Hitchings   
  • 2002 - 2003   
    • Mayor - Don Jordan
    • Deputy Mayor - Lally Malik   
  • 2001 - 2002  
    • Mayor - Jeremy Thorn
    • Deputy Mayor - Steve Mama   
  • 2000 - 2001      
    • Mayor - Shiraz Mirza
    • Deputy Mayor - Ian McDonald   
  • 1999 - 2000      
    • Mayor - Jane Smith
    • Deputy Mayor - Leslie Dale   
  • 1998 - 1999    
    • Mayor - David Cunningham
    • Deputy Mayor - David Fraser   
  • 1997 - 1998   
    • Mayor - Chrissie Hitchcock
    • Deputy Mayor - Brian Bennett   
  • 1996 - 1997  
    • Mayor - Ian Reid
    • Deputy Mayor - Rev David Ward   
  • 1995 - 1996    
    • Mayor - David Twigg
    • Deputy Mayor - Mary Watts   
  • 1994 - 1995   
    • Mayor - Brian Bennett
    • Deputy Mayor - Chrissie Hitchcock   
  • 1993 - 1994      
    • Mayor - Jane Smith
    • Deputy Mayor - Trevor Thorpe   
  • 1992 - 1993      
    • Mayor - David Edwards
    • Deputy Mayor - Kenneth Wootton   
  • 1991 - 1992    
    • Mayor - David Smedley
    • Deputy Mayor - David Cunningham   
  • 1990 - 1991      
    • Mayor - Eileen Gray OBE
    • Deputy Mayor - David Fraser   
  • 1989 - 1990    
    • Mayor - Rev. M Mannall
    • Deputy Mayor - David Fraser   
  • 1988 - 1989      
    • Mayor - Marjorie Hartfree
    • Deputy Mayor - David Smedley   
  • 1987 - 1988  
    • Mayor - Jenny Philpott
    • Deputy Mayor - R Eyre-Brooke   
  • 1986 - 1987    
    • Mayor - Peter Gray
    • Deputy Mayor - David Smedley   
  • 1985 - 1986    
    • Mayor - Frank Steptoe
    • Deputy Mayor - Jean England   
  • 1984 - 1985    
    • Mayor - David Weston
    • Deputy Mayor - Peter Gray   
  • 1983 - 1984    
    • Mayor - Albert Simpson
    • Deputy Mayor - David Weston   
  • 1982 - 1983    
    • Mayor - Kenneth Gooding
    • Deputy Mayor - Albert Simpson   
  • 1981 - 1982      
    • Mayor - J W Wrigglesworth
    • Deputy Mayor - Cllr Tapping/Cllr Paxman   
  • 1980 - 1981      
    • Mayor - G P Naish
    • Deputy Mayor - F Steptoe   
  • 1979 - 1980  
    • Mayor - S W P Barter MBE
    • Deputy Mayor - E Richardson   
  • 1978 - 1979   
    • Mayor - John P Greenwood
    • Deputy Mayor - C E Dixon   
  • 1977 - 1978    
    • Mayor - Miss Doris Tapping
    • Deputy Mayor - J W Wigglesworth   
  • 1976 - 1977
    • Mayor - Frank Steptoe
    • Deputy Mayor - Cllr Stone/Cllr Church   
  • 1975 - 1976
    • Mayor - F G Gaisford
    • Deputy Mayor - J P Greenwood   
  • 1974 - 1975    
    • Mayor - D Reynolds
    • Deputy Mayor - B B Myers   
  • 1973 - 1974  
    • Mayor - John P Greenwood
    • Deputy Mayor - F G Gaisford   
  • 1972 - 1973  
    • Mayor - Claude B Potts
    • Deputy Mayor - F P Steptoe   
  • 1971 - 1972    
    • Mayor - John Harrison
    • Deputy Mayor - Cllr Stone   
  • 1970 - 1971   
    • Mayor - W Payne
    • Deputy Mayor - Cllr Kimber   
  • 1969 - 1970    
    • Mayor - C H Johnson
    • Deputy Mayor - D G M Greenwood   
  • 1968 - 1969
    • Mayor - K Bidmead
    • Deputy Mayor - D Reynolds   
  • 1967 - 1968    
    • Mayor - R Pearse-Oliver
    • Deputy Mayor - H Somerville Lees   
  • 1966 - 1967   
    • Mayor - J A Belcher
    • Deputy Mayor - R Pearse-Oliver   
  • 1965 - 1966    
    • Mayor - Cyril M Judge JP
    • Deputy Mayor - Dr A C Healey