The Vicar of St Aidan’s, Councillor Canon Alan Taylor, has a further addition to his mode of address for he is now Lord Mayor of Leeds – the first citizen. He was elected at the council’s annual meeting last month. He is the 118th person to hold the office of Lord Mayor of Leeds. And it is thought that he is the first priest to attain this high office.
The new Lord Mayor was born in Leeds attending Hunslet Carr School until leaving to work at Yorkshire Imperial Metals – formerly Yorkshire Copper Works – and then for the GPO before he started training for the ministry.
He has always had an interest in local issues and in 1999 he decided to stand for Council. He was elected at first to represent the former Harehills
ward and was re-elected to serve the present Gipton and Harehills ward in 2008.
During his term of office, Councillor Taylor will be accompanied by friends and colleagues who will perform the role of the Lady Mayoress or Consort.Read More