The Mayor

Mayor John Lamb


The Mayor of Lewes is elected by Members of Lewes Town Council in May each year.

The Mayor of Lewes for 2020/21 is Councillor John Lamb, serving a second year due to the pandemic 

John’s wife Gaynor is our Mayoress for the year 

The Deputy Mayor is Councillor Stephen Catlin, also serving a second term due to Covid-19 disruption

The Council Chaplain is Rev Judith Egar 

This year’s Mayoral Good Causes are: The Oyster Project, Lewes, and Lewes Football Club’s mental wellbeing initiative

The Mayor is happy to attend events in Lewes.  Arrangements for Mayoral visits can be requested through the Mayor’s Office by e-mailing or telephoning 01273 471469 or in writing to The Civic Officer, Mayor’s Parlour, Town Hall, High Street, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2QS

John Lamb

John Lamb (Mayor)

Bridge WardLib Dem
07877 972375
Living in Malling I want to preserve the area’s green spaces, ensure more social housing is made available to residents and limit the impact of traffic on the town. I am an active member of local community groups. As a Liberal Democrat I am a strong supporter of remaining in the EU and of my party’s ideas for a fairer more equitable society. I am a member of Lewes Rowing Club and sing regularly at the Saturday Folk Club in the Elephant and Castle.

A message from the Mayor

As I write, the sun still shines, but most people in Lewes are hunkered down at home hoping that the unseen threat passes them by. Although social distancing has created space between people, it has not separated us from each other. Social media is often criticised...

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Hello! from the Mayor

Hello! from the Mayor

Gaynor, my wife, and I are very honoured to be Mayor and Mayoress of Lewes: we are looking forward to learning as much as we can about the life of the town and meeting as many Lewes residents as possible in our year of office. We have lived in the Malling area of...

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Find Us

Lewes Town Council
Town Hall
East Sussex BN7 2QS
Tel: 01273 471469

Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 4pm