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Lord Mayor of Leeds

The Lord Mayor of Leeds and The Lady Mayoress – 2014 to 2015


Councillor David Congreve is delighted to serve as Lord Mayor of Leeds for 2014 to 2015 and Janet Harper JP is very pleased to join him as the Lady Mayoress.

Councillor Congreve was born in Halifax at a time when it was well renowned for its engineering and machine tool industries as well as carpet manufacturing and sweet production.

David was elected to Leeds City Council in 1990 for the Beeston ward and following the ward boundary changes in 2004 for the Beeston and Holbeck ward. He has served on numerous committees, sub committees as well as chairing the Direct Services Committee from 1996 to 2000. David’s main interest is planning and he was Deputy Chair of the Planning Committee from 1993 to 1995.  

Janet Harper was born in York and educated at Queen Anne Grammar School for Girls. When she married, she moved to Leeds and became the Librarian at Armley Library, a job she held for 16 years.

Janet was elected as a Councillor for the Pudsey North ward in 1994 (now known as the Calverley and Farsley ward). In 1999, she was then elected to represent the Armley ward, which she has had the great pleasure of representing until May 2014.

The Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress are very much looking forward to representing the great City of Leeds and hope to meet many of the wonderful Citizens and communities  during their Mayoral year.

Biographical Information

If you would like further information about the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress (including any dietary requirements) please click on the Documents tab on this page to view their full biography.

Inviting the Lord Mayor to an event

If you wish to invite the Lord Mayor to an event please send your invitation via email to:


Or you may send a letter to: Lord Mayor’s Office, 1st Floor West, Civic Hall, Leeds, LS1 1UR

If you wish to check the Lord Mayor’s availability before you send an invitation please contact the office on 01132 474194.

Please note that we normally require 2 weeks notice to process invitations. 

You can follow the Lord Mayor on Twitter @LordMayorLeeds

Lord Mayor’s Charity Appeal 2014/15

The Lord Mayor will be supporting Leeds Children’s Hospital Appeal during his year of office.

Details of Charity Fundraising events will feature here and on Twitter so please keep checking our social media pages. 

For further details of how you can get involved in supporting the Charity and be part of some exciting events please see the documents section on this page. We hope you will show your support for a very worthy cause.

Leeds Children’s Hospital is the second largest service for Children in the country and was created in April 2010 by bringing all children’s inpatient services together in one location at the Leeds General Infirmary, solving the issue of seriously ill youngsters having to be transferred across the city.

The range of specialised children’s services in Leeds that has evolved to meet the needs of the local, regional and national child population is extensive.  The children’s services admit over 30,000 children to the wards each year.  Over 109,000 children are treated in the outpatient departments and nearly 60,000 children are seen each year through the Accident and Emergency Department. 

Children’s services treat patients from ages 0-17 and provide secondary care for the children of Leeds and highly specialised tertiary care for the children of Yorkshire and beyond with that population covering 2.8m. 

You can donate to the Lord Mayor’s Charity via their Just Giving page, please see External Links section.



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