The Mayor and his Cabinet

The Mayor, Peter Taylor

Peter Taylor - Mayor of Watford

Peter Taylor is the Elected Mayor of Watford.

Peter Taylor became the Liberal Democrat Mayor of Watford on 4 May 2018. He is a former school teacher and lives locally with his three young children.

Before becoming Mayor, Peter served as Deputy Mayor, Portfolio Holder for our Parks and Leisure Centres and as a Borough Councillor for Oxhey Ward

As Mayor, he:

  • is the council's principal public spokesperson, representing the council and the borough on local, national and international platforms
  • gives the overall political direction of the council
  • decides on the scheme of delegation for Executive functions
  • chairs Cabinet
  • represents the council on external bodies
  • attends civic events

He also has a number of specific areas within his portfolio for Strategic Paternships and Planning

  • Council Plan
  • Economy
  • Regeneration
  • Culture
  • External relationships
  • Communications
  • Marketing and events
  • Strategic projects
  • Town centre and Planning.

If you would like to get in contact with Peter, then you can:

You can also email Peter to subscribe to the Mayor's regular e-newsletter.

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