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The Mayor of Basildon Borough

Mayor of Basildon, Councillor Luke Mackenzie
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Councillor Luke Mackenzie was elected Mayor of Basildon by his fellow Council members on Thursday 26 May 2022.

Luke was born in Basildon, attending St Teresa's and Mayflower Schools. He has a degree in Economics and Politics from the University of Westminster.

He has previously worked for two MP's, Essex Police, The Association of Chief Police Officers, The National Police Chiefs' Council and currently works for the Conservative Group on the London Assembly. 

Luke was elected as a Basildon Councillor for four years in 2008, he returned as a councillor in 2018 and previously held the role of Deputy Mayor during the municipal year 2021/22.

His key aim as Mayor is to visit and support as many of our community groups as possible and to highlight what great place Basildon Borough is to live, work and do business.

Luke's chosen good causes for 2022/2023 are The Listening Post C.I.C. and Changing Pathways.

To find out more see: Mayor's Charity Appeal Trust.

Deputy Mayor of Basildon Yetunde Adeshile

Councillor Yetunde Adeshile was elected Deputy Mayor of Basildon by her fellow Council members on Thursday 26 May 2022.


COVID-19: Post your messages of remembrance, reflection or recognition

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Everyone in Basildon borough has been affected by Covid-19. Sadly, some have lost loved ones due to this virus. Others have lost loved ones during this time and been unable to say their goodbyes in the way they would have wished. In remembrance of those we have lost and those who deserve recognition we invite you to post a message on our COVID-19 commemorative page. See...

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Basildon Youth Mayor

How the Youth Mayor is selected, what their role is, and introducing our Youth Mayor for the year 2022/23.