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Mayor of Cambridge



Cambridge has been eligible to appoint a mayor since receiving a Royal Charter to this effect in 1207.


Council elects the Mayor annually. The Mayor has the following responsibilities:


a)     To uphold and promote the purposes of the Constitution, and to interpret the Constitution when necessary;


b)     To preside over meetings of the Council so that its business can be carried out efficiently and with regard to the rights of councillors and the interests of the community;


c)      To ensure that the Council meeting is a forum for the debate of matters of concern to the local community and the place at which members who are not on the executive are able to hold the executive to account;


d)     To promote public involvement in the Council’s activities;


e)     To rule, upon advice from the Council’s officers, on disputes as to the meaning of this constitution. 

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