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Lord Mayor of Swansea

The Right Worshipful The Lord Mayor of the City and County of Swansea Councillor Paxton Hood-Williams. for the municipal year 2024/25.

The Lord Mayor

Councillor Paxton Hood-Williams.

Deputy Lord Mayor

Councillor Wendy Fitzgerald.

History of the Mayoralty

In September 1835, Swansea's old corporation, headed by the portreeve, was replaced by a new municipal corporation.

Chains of Office

Swansea's elaborate heraldic mayoral chain and badge are remarkable examples of the Victorian goldsmith's art.

Deputy Lord Mayor's Chains of Office

The Deputy Lord Mayor has their own Chain of Office.

Coat of Arms

The early history of the Arms of Swansea is obscure. An unfounded legend has it that the original device was an Osprey, which now forms the crest of the present Achievement of Arms and also the present badge of the Mayor.

The Mansion House

The Mansion House is the official residence of the Lord Mayor.