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The Lord Mayor of Westminster

Councillor Patricia McAllister takes on the ceremonial role of The Right Worshipful Lord Mayor of Westminster.

Lord Mayor of Westminster, Councillor Patricia McAllister

the Right Worshipful Lord Mayor of Westminster Cllr Patricia McAllister

Councillor Patricia McAllister was first elected in a by-election in 2009 to represent Queen’s Park Ward, one of the most densely populated parts of Westminster. As Councillor, she advocates for residents, represents the local community, and facilitates community cohesion, notably helping set up the North Paddington Food Bank.

Patricia has Chaired the Rating Advisory Panel, Pension Fund Committee, Scrutiny of Climate Action Housing Regeneration & Renters Committee, Scrutiny Commission, Standards Committee and has served on a wide range of other Committees and task groups.

She has also been the Single Point of Access for the referral of victims of modern slavery and served in this role for several years. 

Born on the West coast of Scotland, she has lived in Westminster for more than 50 years and has spent her entire working life serving the public. This includes a 30-year career in the Department of Work and Pensions, followed by time at the Camden Register Office and five years with the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service. 

Prior to her election, she spent 18 months working on the frontline of a busy West London GP Surgery and has been involved with a special needs group for almost 30 years.

When possible, Patricia enjoys spending time with her family and going to the theatre and concerts.

In her time as Lord Mayor, Patricia will be focussing on representing the whole community and championing two charities:

Carers Network - supporting unpaid carers aged 18 and over across the City of Westminster, helping over 6,600 local carers gain access to the support they deserve.

The Passage – providing homeless people across Westminster with support to transform their own lives.

The role of Lord Mayor

The Lord Mayor of Westminster is the ceremonial, non-partisan and non-executive First Citizen of Westminster. They are elected annually from among the councillors and chairs all Full Council meetings. In addition, the Lord Mayor traditionally undertakes the following duties:

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

Contacting the Lord Mayor’s Office

You can contact the Lord Mayor's Office in any of the following ways: 

  • Telephone: 020 7641 2021 
  • Email: [email protected]   
  • Write to us at: The Lord Mayor’s Office, Westminster City Council, 19th Floor, 64 Victoria Street, London, SW1E 6QP 

The Lord Mayor on Twitter

You can follow the Lord Mayor on Twitter at @LM_Westminster.

Published: 15 December 2020

Last updated: 14 September 2023