Events and engagements

The Mayor attends lots of events and engagements every year, both inside the town and across the country, acting as a representative for Warrington.

You can take a look at events the Mayor attends on Facebook and Twitter.

Invite the Mayor to an event

Cllr Steve Wright is the 139th Mayor and first citizen of Warrington. 

This is Steve’s second term as Mayor of Warrington, having been Mayor previously in 2012-13.

About the Mayor

Steve was elected to Warrington Borough Council in May 2006 to represent Latchford East and in 2016 to represent Bewsey and Whitecross, and has sat on a number of committees during his time as a councillor.

Steve was born in Whitecross and attended school in Warrington, his first school being Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School. He started his working life as an apprentice plasterer before going on to be a process worker and community worker.

Steve and his wife Julie were married at Our Lady of the Assumption Church in Latchford where they live and have five children – Michelle, Dawn, Stephen, Paul and Thomas. They have fourteen grandchildren and one great grandchild too.

Steve’s passion is community activism and helping people. He is keen on working with local people towards shared goals and is especially proud of helping to drive forward plans for Bewsey and Dallam Community Hub and helping to form the Friends of Whitecross community group.

During his Mayoral year, Steve will continue supporting many volunteering groups, including groups where he is an active member, as well as the Corporate Parenting Forum.

Steve is a dedicated volunteer and his roles have included being a volunteer tutor at Warrington Collegiate and he is a parishioner of Blessed John Henry Newman Parish.

He has held a number of positions in both community groups. He currently works as the Coffee Bar Coordinator and Pastoral Support Worker at Holy Trinity Church Warrington, and is a member of the public sector trade union, Unison.

Steve has also served as a governor at local schools and is a Trustee of The Boteler Trust in Warrington.

Outside of his work with community groups and the council, Steve enjoys spending his free time with his family and walking and cycling.

Mayor’s Charities

The charities Steve will be supporting as Mayor of Warrington are:

The Mayor's role and history

The formal election of the Mayor takes place during the annual meeting of the council, usually in May.

The term of office lasts for one year. A Deputy Mayor is appointed to assist the Mayor throughout the year and it is usual for the Deputy to succeed to the Mayor the following year.

Cllr Carol Benson is the Deputy Mayor for 2023-24.


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