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Lord Mayor of Leeds

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The Lord Mayor of Leeds and the Lady Mayoress 2013 - 2014

Councillor Tom Murray is delighted to serve as Lord Mayor of Leeds for 2013 - 2014 and his wife Edna is very pleased to join him as the Lady Mayoress.

Tom has been a Councillor for Garforth and Swillington Ward since 1992 and has held various positions on the Council Executive. He has played a part in numerous community groups and been a Governor and Trustee in local schools over the years. He was the last Chair of Education and the first Executive Member for Lifelong Learning under a Cabinet administration. He has been President of the European Second Chance movement and the Chair of Thomas Danby College and was also involved in the setting up of the new Leeds City College.

Tom met his wife Edna when they were teenagers and she joined him in Leeds when he was a student. They have been married for 42 years and have two children and six grandchildren. Edna studied at Leeds University and York University as a mature student and has worked for Leeds City Council Social Care in safeguarding children for over 25 years.

Further information, including dietary requirements, can be found in the Lord Mayor's Biography in the Documents section.

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: lordmayorsoffice@leeds.gov.uk

Or you can send a letter or fax to:

The Lord Mayor's Office, 1st Floor West, Civic Hall, Leeds, LS1 1UR. Fax: 0113 247 4772.

If you wish to check the availability of the Lord Mayor before sending an invitation, please phone the office on 0113 247 4194.

You can follow us on Twitter @LordMayorLeeds

Upcoming Events :

Free Tours of the Civic Hall - More dates available

The recent tours of the Civic Hall were very successful and we now have the following dates available for anyone who would like to have a look around one of the most interesting buildings in Leeds!

Saturday 26th April and Saturday 17th May at 11.00am.

Please contact the Leeds Visitor Centre on 0113 2425242 to book your place on the tour, numbers are limited so book early!

Lord Mayor's Charity Appeal - 2013 -2014

As you may know during my year of office I am supporting a project called 'LOFFTY' - 'Leeds Offers Fun For The Young'.

The proposal is to raise funds in order to provide much needed additional fun activities for young people in the City during and after school, at weekends and throughout the school holidays, a concept I am extremely passionate about. Through the LOFFTY Project I am aiming to create more opportunities for young people to engage in creative and stimulating projects, to enhance activities that may already be available as well as exploring exciting new ones.

If you would like to support the Project either by sending a donation, hosting a fund raising event or being able to supply gifts/prizes for future events, please contact the office. Any support will be most appreciated and will help to contribute towards making a success of this extremely worthwhile cause. Please keep checking our Website and Twitter pages for details of fundraising events and activities.

The Lord Mayor of Leeds, Councillor Thomas Murray.

Just Giving Website : www.justgiving.com/lmca