Labour councillor Lyn Sharpe appointed as Stoke-on-Trent’s Lord Mayor

Lyn Sharpe Lyn Sharpe

Lyn Sharpe, who has worked for Stoke-on-Trent City Council for 40 years, was sworn in on Thursday (17 May) as the city’s 98th Lord Mayor. 

She stated, “This will be extra special as we are heading towards our centenary year in 2025.”

Ms Sharpe started working for the council while still a teen. She mostly worked in children’s services but has also served as a security guard at Hanley Town Hall as well as a traffic warden. 

Ms Sharpe is also known to volunteer at food banks and for her involvement in the Restoke arts group. 

Ms Sharpe took early retirement in 2019 but returned to the council as an elected member in 2023. She represents Fenton West and Mount Pleasant.

Fellow councillors elected her as Lord Mayor during Thursday’s annual council meeting. 

Over the next 12 months, Ms Sharpe will focus on raising money for Period Power, which is an organisation that provides free sanitary products. She will also support Emmaus North Staffs, which provides essential furniture to those in need. 

Ms Sharpe will also be involved in the organisation of celebratory events related to the centenary of Stoke-on-Trent in 2025. 

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