On Wednesday 16 May, at the Milton Keynes Council’s Annual General Meeting (AGM), longstanding Councillor Martin Petchey will become Mayor of Milton Keynes for the coming year.
Martin Petchey, who was an archaeologist by profession until he retired last year, came to Milton Keynes in 1978 to work for Milton Keynes Development Corporation and has served on Milton Keynes Council as a Labour Party Councillor multiple times. He now represents Stantonbury Ward.
Martin will take over as the city’s Number One Citizen for the next 12 months when the Council formally elect the Mayor at the AGM.
Cllr Petchey said, “I am looking forward to serving the people of Milton Keynes as the new Mayor, and continuing to help make Milton Keynes a better place to work and live.”
Martin lives on Fishermead (which he also represents, as a parish councillor on Campbell Park Parish Council), and will be supported in his new role of Mayor by his wife Debbie.
Cllr Petchey concluded, “It will be a privilege to be Mayor. I have chosen The Bus Shelter as my charity to support during the year. The Mayor of Milton Keynes carries out over 600 duties during their year of office, so it is going to be a demanding, but fun year.”