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Mayor

Cllr Billy Webb MBE JP is the Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey for 2021-22.

Councillor Billy Webb MBE JP is the Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey for 2021-22.

Councillor Webb was first elected in 1997 and has continued to serve the Borough for the last 24 years, representing the Macedon District Electoral Area.

A former Mayor of Newtownabbey Borough Council and a retired Senior Civil Servant, Councillor Webb brings his experience in Finance, Human Resources and management
into his role as an Elected Member. In June 2015, he was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to local government and the community.

Passionate about the Borough in which he lives and represents, Councillor Webb is Governor of two local primary schools and is involved in various community
organisations. He is committed to using his term as Mayor to supporting residents and businesses to rebuild and come back stronger from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Councillor Webb is married to Pat and together they have four sons and 11 grandchildren.

Duties and Responsibilities of the Mayor

As Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Councillor Billy Webb has a number of duties and responsibilities, including:

  • presiding over council meetings and, in the case of equality of votes, he has a second or casting vote
  • promoting and raising awareness of the Council’s main objectives and priority issues
  • encouraging and supporting all aspects of life in Antrim and Newtownabbey by attending civic and public events
  • receiving distinguished visitors to the Borough
  • acting as host on behalf of the council and the citizens of Antrim and Newtownabbey  at civic functions
  • acting as a spokesperson to the local, national and international media
  • providing an appropriate response on behalf of Antrim and Newtownabbey  at times of local, national and international catastrophe
  • supporting and encouraging charitable and other appeals as appropriate
  • promoting Antrim and Newtownabbey’s  business, commercial, cultural and social life
  • promoting Antrim and Newtownabbey as a place of excellence in which to live to do business and as a tourist destination

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