The current Mayor of Bodmin is Councillor Phil Cooper. He was elected by his fellow Councillors in May 2022
Councillor Cooper served as Deputy Mayor to Councillor Jeremy Cooper for the 2019-2022 term.
Councillors elect their Mayor for the next term At the Annual meeting of The Town Council. This is confirmed at the Mayor Choosing Ceremony which traditionally takes place at St Petroc’s Church.
For 2022 these events took place on 12th and 19th May.
Councillor Cooper took over his position of Mayor from his cousin Councillor Jeremy Cooper, who served a period of three years as the Mayor of Bodmin. Councillor Jeremy Cooper will continue to work hard for the people of Bodmin in his position of a Town Councillor.
Although there are many instances of family connections throughout the history of Bodmin’s Mayors (Councillor Kinsman following in the footsteps of both her grandfather and great-grandfather; Councillor Margaret Denholm taking the helm a decade after her father-in-law, Councillor Tommy Denholm, last held the post; Councillors Linda Spear and Michelle Griffiths being the first mother and daughter to have served as Mayor; and brothers Bill and Harold Vanderwolfe both having been in office, 37 years apart), it is thought that this is the first incidence of cousins serving together.
The Mayors Engagement Diary
The Deputy Mayor
The Deputy Mayor for the 2022-23 term is Councillor Mike Barbery.