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The Worshipful The Civic Mayor of Tameside 2022-23

Councillor Michael Glover


Michael GloverCLLR Mike Glover has been named as Civic Mayor-elect of Tameside for 2022-23.
The Ashton Hurst member, who is retired and lives in the ward, will take up the chain at the council’s annual meeting on Tuesday, May 24. He will be supported during his year of office by his close friend, Anne Gordon, who will be Mayoress.
Cllr Glover, who was first elected in 2015, has been deputy mayor for the last two years. Within Tameside Council he is chair of the Place and External Relations Scrutiny Panel and a member of the North Strategic Neighbourhood Forum, the Overview Panel and Speakers Panel (Planning).
He also serves on the Greater Manchester Housing Planning and Environment Overview and Scrutiny Committee.
Outside local government, Cllr Glover has been a member of Rotary for 27 years, often standing in for Santa at the Christmas sleigh run around Ashton and helping to organise the Tameside Beer Festival. He also has a long association with Ashton Parish Church.
His hobbies include swimming, badminton, tai chi and riding his Triumph Bonneville motorbike.

The Civic Mayor’s chosen charities are Greater Manchester Asbestos Victims Support Group, The Christie Charity, Smallshaw Tenants and Residents Association and the Anthony Seddon Fund.
He said: “I’m really looking forward to my year of office. I know it will be very busy but I’m sure it will be very rewarding too.
“I’m especially looking forward to meeting volunteers of all ages and to working with groups from all parts of Tameside’s wide and diverse community as well as schools.”
The new Deputy Mayor of Tameside is Cllr Tafheen Sharif who represents Mossley ward.

Civic Mayor

The Civic Mayor, and in his/her absence, the Deputy Mayor, preside over the first and opening part of each Council meeting.

The Civic Mayor and Deputy Mayor will be elected by the Council annually. The Civic Mayor will have the following responsibilities:-


  1. to uphold and promote the purposes of the Constitution, and to interpret the Constitution when necessary;
  2. to promote public involvement in the Council’s activities;
  3. to be the conscience of the Council;
  4. as the first citizen of Tameside to deal with his/her ambassadorial role both inside and outside the Borough;
  5. to chair Civic Council meetings including a mid term Civic Council Meeting to present the State of the Borough address in relation to his/her duties;
  6. together with the members of the Civic Panel, to market Tameside in a positive manner; and
  7. to attend such civic and ceremonial functions as the Council or (s)he determines appropriate.

Contact Information
Contact by Post

The Civic Mayor's Secretary
Dukinfield Town Hall
King Street
SK16 4LA
Contact by Telephone
0161 342 3087