The Mayor of Wandsworth
The Mayor of Wandsworth for 2019/21 is Councillor Jane Cooper who was previously the Deputy Mayor for 2018/19.
Councillor Jane Cooper was born and brought up in North Yorkshire and has lived in Wandsworth for 43 years. Jane is a retired Civil Servant and Magistrate and served as a school governor for over 30 years. She has a keen interest in theatre and is a joint patron of Southfields theatre group and a patron of group 64.
Jane is the council representative for the London Advisory Welfare Committee and takes a keen interest in animal welfare. Jane has served on Housing, Planning and Transportation Committees and served as Chairman on Housing Regeneration OSC and Planning and Transportation OSC.
Councillor Sue McKinney is the Deputy Mayor.
The Mayor of Wandsworth, Cllr Jane Cooper
Roll of Honour
Every year the Mayor recognises local people who have volunteered their time to help others via the Roll of Honour award and presents them with a special Wandsworth Mayoral pin.
Contact the Mayor
The Mayor of Wandsworth takes the civic lead in all matters of concern in the life of the borough and aims to meet and greet as many of its citizens as possible during her term in office.
The role of Mayor of Wandsworth is non-political, and she acts as the civic lead for the borough leading on civic matters such as the Chairing of Council Meetings, conducting citizenship ceremonies, meeting foreign dignitaries and royalty etc. In addition, the Mayor undertakes and supports a wide variety of charitable and fundraising events and the community life in the borough.
Sometimes people mistake the role of the Wandsworth Mayor to be something like that of the Mayor of London and consequently the Mayor’s Office is sent requests for assistance with operational front-line matters. We regret that we are unable to assist directly with these requests. Information in respect of contacting the Council regarding enquiries concerning front-line services and complaints can be found online.
To write to the Mayor or to invite the Mayor to a function or event please contact the Mayor’s Office:
Follow the Mayor on Twitter @WandsworthMayor
Invite the Mayor to an event
Arranging a Mayoral visit
The Mayor regularly attends local functions in the community. However, due to the impact of COVID-19 and the need for us all to comply with the latest Government guidance, the Mayor and Deputy Mayor are not routinely attending events 'in person'. However, they are happy to join virtual or online events so please do get in touch.
If you feel that your event can comply with the latest Government guidance on gatherings and social distancing and you would like to request a Mayoral visit, please complete the Mayoral visit request form. You will be asked to include a risk assessment setting out the action you will be taking to comply with the Government guidance, for example, signage and cleansing measures.
The Mayor’s Office will not usually accept events that will lead to unnecessary social gatherings, or those where the attendees will be particularly vulnerable, such as care homes.
Your form and risk assessment will be reviewed by the Mayor’s Office and we will contact you to discuss the arrangements.
The Mayor is happy to be invited to:
- Chair Annual General Meetings
- Visit schools and voluntary groups
- Open fetes/garden parties
- Attend sports and charitable events
Please note: To request a Mayoral visit or an engagement please complete and submit your application at least 14 days before the date of the function.
Attendance by the Mayor will not be confirmed by the Mayor’s office unless they have received a fully completed application form and a risk assessment.
The Mayor will sometimes consider requests if they are made with less than the 14-day period, but they need to be accompanied by a fully completed application form and risk assessment.
Before completing a request, read our guidance on protocol for a Mayoral engagement.
Please note that while the Mayor and Deputy Mayor attend as many events as they can, prior commitments sometimes mean that a visit is not possible.
What happens next
A member of the Mayor's Office will be in touch as soon as possible to discuss your requirements.
If you have any queries in the meantime, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If for any reason the Mayor is unable to accept an engagement, the Deputy Mayor may attend on behalf of the Mayor.