Past Mayors

DatesMayorMayoress
1862 – 63John Moore 
1863 – 64John Barnes 
1864 – 66William Robinson 
1866 – 67James Folds 
1867 – 69William Lomas 
1869 – 71John Barnes 
1871 – 73John Hargreaves Scott 
1873 – 75John Massey 
1875 – 77William Thompson 
1877 – 79William Robinson 
1879 – 81John Howorth 
1881 – 83Henry Deighton Fielding 
1883 – 85John  Baron 
1885 – 87George Keighley 
1887 – 88George Sutcliffe 
1888 – 89James Greenwood 
1889 – 91Thomas Thornber 
1891 – 93William Parkinson 
1893 – 95Christian Mitchell 
1895 – 96William Collinge 
1896 – 98Caleb Thornber 
1898 – 1900William Dickinson 
1900 – 02Thomas Burrows 
1902 – 03Thomas Thornber 
1903 – 05Albert Carrington 
1905 – 07Hartley Emmott 
1907 – 09William Hough 
1909 – 11James Mitchell Grey 
1911 – 13Elijah Keighley 
1913 – 15James Sellers Kay 
1915 – 18Andrew MacGregor Sinclair 
1918 – 20Roger Hargreaves 
1920 – 22Edwin Whitehead 
1922 – 25John William Glegg 
1925 – 27James Sutcliffe 
1927 – 29Henry LeesMrs Lees
1929 – 31Henry Robinson NuttellMiss M Nuttall
1931 – 33Robinson Place 
1933 – 34Lawrence Ripon 
1934 – 35John Henry Heap 
1935 – 36George Parkinson 
1936 – 37James William Gradwell 
1937 – 38Arthur Green 
1938 – 39James Alfred Sampson 
1939 – 40Mrs Mary Brown 
1940 – 41John Thomas Glegg 
1941 – 42Richard BroadleyMrs Broadley
1942 – 43Miss Alice Fearnehough 
1943 – 44Samual Taylor 
1944 – 45Thomas Park Taylor 
1945 – 46Reuben Hudson 
1946 – 47Ronald Bushby 
1947 – 49William Buchanan 
1949 – 50John H Bracewell 
1950 – 51Ernie Brodrick 
1951 – 52Tom Maxfield 
1952 – 53Mary Gillespie 
1953 – 54Harold Hudson 
1954 – 55Joseph Herbert 
1955 – 56Edward Brooks 
1956 – 57Ada ProctorMiss S Isherwood
1957 – 58Margaret Ann BattleMrs N Taylor
1958 – 59Peter Henry 
1959 – 60Edith Utley 
1960 – 61Thomas Holgate 
1961 – 62Edward Sandy 
1962 – 63Alderman John Astin SmithMrs Smith
1963 – 64Alderman James Lord 
1964 – 65Alderman Thomas E GallagherMrs J Gallagher
1965 – 66Alderman George Hollinrake 
1966 – 67Alderman John E ParkinsonMrs Brierley
1967 – 68Alderman John H SutcliffeMrs Sutcliffe
1968 – 69Alderman Dick Newglove (Richard) 
1969 – 70Alderman Arthur ProctorMrs Proctor
1970 – 71Alderman Ernest James Willis 
1971 – 72Alderman Desmond ParkinsonMrs G Parkinson
1972 – 73Alderman Abel BridgeMrs Bridge
1973 – 74Alderman Frank BoothMrs V Booth
Re-organisation of Burnley Borough Council 
1974 – 75Cllr Edward Hanson JPMrs E Hanson
1975 – 76Cllr Mrs Sarah Ennis JPMr Ennis
1976 – 77Cllr Mrs Ruth I PillingMr E Pilling
1977 – 78Cllr James MeakinMrs M Meakin
1978 – 79Cllr Albert Pickup JPMrs J Pickup
1979 – 80Cllr Frank A BaileyMrs E Bailey
1980 – 81Cllr John HudsonMrs L Hudson
1981 – 82Cllr Mrs Margaret Tomlinson JPMrs E Bacon
1982 – 83Cllr Mrs Mary Durkin JPMrs E Tate JP
1983 – 84Cllr Jesse BradshawMrs M Bradshaw
1984 – 85Cllr Kenneth ButterworthMrs P Butterworth
1985 – 86Cllr James WyldMrs J Wyld
1986 – 87Cllr Frederick A Brown JPMrs I Brown
1987 – 88Cllr James F Heyes JPMrs B Heyes
1988 – 89Cllr Kenneth McGeorgeMrs W George
1989 – 90Cllr George HalsteadMrs P Halstead
1990 – 91Cllr Mrs Patricia BennettMrs Dorothy Law
1991 – 92Cllr Mrs Irene CooneyMrs Jean Cooney
1992 – 93Cllr Edward C Ingham JPMrs Elsie Ingham
1993 – 94Cllr John Greewood JPMrs Margaret Greenwood
1994 – 95Cllr Leslie HarrisonMrs Margaret Tomlinson JP
1995 – 96Cllr Arthur ParkMrs Eileen Park
1996 – 97Cllr Peter Swainston *Mrs Shelia Swainston
   
* Cllr Swainston only served 10 months in office, Cllr Arthur Park then took over for the last 2 months. 
   
1996 – 97Cllr Arthur ParkMrs Eileen Park
1997 – 98Cllr Mrs Enid Tate JPMrs Cynthia Sanderson
   
 Date MayorMayoress/Consort
   
1998 – 99Cllr Eric SelbyMrs Vera Selby
1999 – 2000Cllr Edward FiskCllr Mrs Pat Chadwick
2000 – 01Cllr Rafique MalikMrs Nasreen Malik
2001 – 02Cllr Jack Alston JPMrs Mary Alston
2002 – 03Cllr Gordon BirtwistleMrs Kathleen Birtwistle
2003 – 04Cllr Mrs Lilian ClarkMrs Jacqueline Elkington
2004 – 05Cllr Mrs Margaret LishmanMrs Anne Kelly
2005 – 06Cllr Roger Barstow Frost MBEMrs Pauline Forst Hardwick
2006 – 07Cllr Mohammed Najib JPMrs Shamin Najib
2007 – 08Cllr Peter McCannMrs Mary McCann & Miss Jennifer McCann
2008 – 09Cllr Mrs Ida CarmichaelMr Gavin Carmichael and Mrs Joan Heginbotham
2009 – 2010Cllr John HarbourMrs Gillian Harbour
2010 – 11Cllr Tony LambertMrs Brenda Lambert
2011 – 12Cllr David HeginbothamMrs Joan Heginbotham
2012 – 13Cllr Charles William BullasMrs Irene Bullas
2013 – 14Cllr Frank CantMrs Gillian Cant
2014 – 15Cllr Andy TatchellMrs Lorna Tatchell
2015-16Cllr Liz MonkMr Richard Monk and Mrs Brenda Lambert
2016-17Cllr Jeff SumnerMrs Lesley Sumner and Mr Lee Sumner
2017-18Cllr Howard BakerMs Tracey Rhodes
2018-19Cllr Charlie BriggsMs Patricia Lunt
2019-20Cllr Anne KellyMr John Kelly
2020-21Cllr Wajid Lord Khan of BurnleyLady Khan of Burnley Zahid Khan
2021-22Cllr Mark TownsendMrs Kerry Townsend
2022-23Cllr Cosima TowneleyMiss Pailin Petchrium/Miss Melissa Wood/Mr Henry Towneley