Lord Mayor of Westminster

The Right Worshipful Lord Mayor of Westminster - Councillor Lindsey Hall

Councillor Lindsey Hall was elected Lord Mayor of Westminster in May 2018. She has been a Westminster City Councillor, representing the Abbey Road Ward, since May 2007.

Lindsey has lived in Westminster since the age of 19 and is married to Robert Hall, the Chinese arts and antiques specialist. Together they have three daughters: Gemma, Georgia and Genevieve; and dogs Nellie and Basil. Robert and Genevieve will be serving as the Lord Mayor’s Consorts during Lindsey’s term of office.

During her term as Lord Mayor, Lindsey is supporting young people’s mental health by fundraising for her chosen Mayoral charities, Young Minds and Place2Be. She is also looking forward to working with a range of local charities to support their mental health initiatives.

Lindsey began her career in television before joining her husband Robert to help run their Mayfair gallery, specialising in Chinese Art. She has published and lectured in the field of Qing Dynasty art and helped run a successful programme of international trade fairs, exhibitions and conventions in Europe, Asia and the US.

Lindsey also has a strong background in charitable fundraising. She chaired the inaugural Asian Art in London fundraiser at the V&A, in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital, and went on to organise fundraising events at the British Museum, the V&A and the Royal Palaces. She has also chaired, organised and served on the committees of major fundraisers for ChildLine; the disabled children’s charity ‘Kids’; Haven Breast Cancer Trust; Action on Addiction; and the London Children’s Ballet.

Following her election as a Westminster City Councillor in 2007, Lindsey took on a number of Council roles, including Deputy Chairman of Audit and Performance. Her pivotal role in unraveling serious organized fraud in Westminster led to Lindsey becoming known as Westminster’s ‘Anti-Fraud Tsar’.

In July 2013 Lindsey was selected as the Parliamentary Candidate for Westminster North to fight the General Election in 2015. In 2017 she was again selected as the Candidate for Westminster North to fight the snap General Election.

Lindsey has served as a School Governor at Mary Patterson and Dorothy Gardener Nursery Schools in Shirland Road and at St George’s RC, Maida Vale since 2009. Her hobbies include skiing, tap dancing, writing, and walking her two dogs.

The Role of Lord Mayor of Westminster

The Lord Mayor of Westminster is the ceremonial, non-partisan and non-executive First Citizen of Westminster. They are elected annually from among the City councillors and chair all Full Council Meetings.

In addition, the Lord Mayor traditionally undertakes the following duties:

  • celebrating the achievements of Westminster’s citizens and communities
  • supporting the City’s diverse communities
  • promoting Westminster locally, nationally and internationally
  • representing Westminster at important civic and ceremonial events

Last updated: 21 March 2019
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