Councillor Charlie Briggs, the Mayor of Burnley 2018/19
Councillor Charlie Briggs has been installed as the Mayor of Burnley for the coming year.
His partner Patricia Lunt will act as Mayoress and his elder son Peter as consort.
“Burnley runs all the way through me and I love it to bits; I want to do everything possible for our town and its people," said Coun. Briggs
He was born in Burnley Wood and has lived in Burnley most of my life.
The Mayor attended a number of schools in the town, including the grammar school. On leaving school he went to work in his parents’ pub the Railway Hotel, Brierfield, before starting work as an apprentice at Smith & Nephew, and then later Mullards.
The Mayor's working life has been spent in engineering, initially on the shopfloor and then later in sales. He runs his own engineering supplies company, supplying the bakery industry with customers such as McDonald’s, Burger King and Hovis.
Coun. Briggs has been a councillor, representing Gannow, since 2007. He is a lifelong Clarets fan and a season ticket holder at Burnley FC. To borrow Sean Dyche’s comment – he wants to be the proudest Mayor of Proudsville!
He was married to Lynne for 39 years until she passed away in 2014, and has three children – Peter, Victoria and Charles – and three grandchildren.
The Mayor's charities for the year are North West Air Ambulance, BK’s Heroes (raising brain and kidney disease awareness), East Lancashire People First (supporting people with learning difficulties) and Burnley FC in the Community.
This year's deputy Mayor is Councillor Anne Kelly.
If you require any further information on the current or past Mayors please contact the Mayor's Officer on 01282 477106 or firstname.lastname@example.org