Lord Mayor’s Election – Part Deux

As previously reported, it is truly an honour, the first time since 1228, to be Sheriffs again for another year. Common Hall was held today to (re)elect the Lord Mayor. Unlike the normal 90 minutes or so of ceremony, speeches, and election, this one began at 11:45 and had about 80 physically-distanced livery company Masters, Officers, and Aldermen in the cavernous Guildhall. It took just under 15 minutes.

Here’s a slightly-less-celebratory-than-normal, yet happy, photo of Civic Team 2019-2021 outside the north entrance of the Guildhall just after 12 noon.

from left to right: Mrs Elisabeth Mainelli, Alderman & Sheriff Professor Michael Mainelli, the Rt Hon The Lord Mayor Alderman William Russell, the Lady Mayoress Hilary Russell, Sheriff Christopher Hayward CC, Mrs Alex Hayward