Councillor Mark Lygo selected as new Lord Mayor of Oxford

Published: Tuesday, 25th February 2020

The next Lord Mayor of Oxford will be Councillor Mark Lygo, after being selected by his fellow councillors.

The selection for the new civic holders was made at Full Council on Monday 24 February 2020.

Councillor Mark Lygo will be handed the chains from the current Lord Mayor of Oxford, Councillor Craig Simmons, at a Mayor Making ceremony this coming May.

"I am delighted to have been selected as Lord Mayor of Oxford.  It is a privilege and an honour to be chosen to represent my city."

Councillor Mark Lygo

The current Sheriff, Councillor Stephen Goddard will take over the role of Deputy Lord Mayor from Councillor Mohammed Altaf-Khan and the Sheriff will be Councillor Dick Wolff.

Councillor Mark Lygo was first elected to Oxford City Council in 2008 representing Churchill ward.

He has served as a Board Member for Sports, Parks and Events for five years and is the Council’s Sports Champion. He has sat on a number of committees including Planning, Licensing and Scrutiny and currently sits on two outside bodies, Bullingdon Community Association and Oxford Sports Council.

Mark is also a serving County Councillor and has represented Marston and Northway Divison since his election in 2013.

Oxford born and bred, he lives in Headington with his wife and two teenage children.

Away from council duties, Mark is a keen supporter of grassroots sports and culture; he is currently Chairman of Quarry Rovers FC, a local referee and a dedicated supporter of Oxford United FC.

He is a keen runner and fitness enthusiast, an interest he nurtures as part of the GoodGym project.

During his term in office, Mark will champion community, volunteer and well-being initiatives and hopes to encourage local people to embrace a more active and healthy lifestyle.