The Lord Mayor of Norwich for 2019-20 is Councillor Vaughan Thomas. He was formally elected at the colourful annual mayor-making ceremony in City Hall on Tuesday 21 May 2019.
Request the Mayor's attendance
The Lord Mayor and Sheriff receive many invitations to events and functions – ranging from formal openings to school or hospital visits, fundraising events for their chosen civic charity and small community projects to official visits from other dignitaries – attending up to 500 throughout the year. If you are organising a local event or launch you may wish to request the Mayor's attendance. Request the Lord Mayor or Sheriff to attend your event.
About Vaughan Thomas
Vaughan Thomas is a welfare rights worker at Norfolk Community Law Service.
Born near Nottingham, he moved to Norwich with his wife, Cllr Vivien Thomas and their family in 2007. He had a varied career as a labourer, bin collector, porter, company manager and business owner before finding his passion as a welfare rights worker representing local residents at tribunals.
Through this line of work, he has helped to secure significant income for people in poverty over his career.
As well as workers’ rights, Vaughan is passionate about education and environmental issues. He is an active trade unionist and advocates for school support staff across Norfolk.