Former Chairmen and Mayors of Test Valley

Test Valley Mayors and District Council Chairmen since 1973

 

Test Valley 'District' Council was created in 1973, under Local Government Reorganisation, and ran as a shadow authority until 1st April 1974, when it formally took over from the four Councils which had previously been responsible for local administration in the area: Andover Borough, Andover Rural District, Romsey Borough, and Romsey & Stockbridge Rural District.

 

At its inception, the council elected a District Council 'Chairman'. In 1976, Test Valley was granted Borough status by Royal Charter which entitled it to elect a Mayor, and the position of 'Chairman' was, accordingly, superseded.

Test Valley District Council - Chairmen 1973 to 1976

1973 to 1976 Mr H B Finmore
1976 (part)    Mr A E Parke

Test Valley Borough Council - Mayors from 1976

1976 to 1978 First Mayor - Mr A E Parke
1978 to 1980 Mr J L Morgan
1980 to 1981 Mr J R Bandy
1981 to 1982 Mr P D Brans
1982 to 1983 Dr Mrs E B Williams
1983 to 1984 Mr L A Porter
1984 to 1985 M J C Bigwood
1985 to 1986 Mr W S White
1986 to 1987 Mr B D Beggs
1987 to 1988 Mrs D C P Bunting
1988 to 1989 Mrs J A Fisher
1989 to 1990 Mr E A Sier
1990 to 1991 Mrs P D White
1991 (part)    Mr J G Patten
1991 to 1993 Mr N C Lewis
1993 to 1994 Mr G E King
1994 to 1995 Mr R Gardiner
1995 to 1996 Mr I R Carr
1996 to 1997 Mr B I Palmer
1997 to 1998 Mr R J Bailey
1998 to 1999 Mr A V Jackson
1999 to 2000 Mrs M H Kerley
2000 to 2001 Mr A Hope
2001 to 2002 Mr J Taylor
2002 to 2003 Mr A J Gentle
2003 to 2004 Mrs P A West
2004 to 2005 Mr N Whiteley M Ed
2005 to 2006 Mr P J Boulton
2006 to 2007 Mr J S Neal JP
2007 to 2008 Mrs P Mutton
2008 to 2009 Mr B Page MBE
2009 to 2010 Mr I Hibberd
2010 to 2011 Mr C Lynn
2011 to 2012 Mrs Z Brooks
2012 to 2013 Mrs D Baverstock
2013 to 2014 Mrs J Whiteley
2014 to 2015 Mrs J Lovell
2015 to 2016 Mrs I Andersen
2016 to 2017 Mrs K Hamilton
2017 to 2018 Mr C Borg-Neal.