Mayor's office

Mayoral protocol

Title and form of address

The Mayor for the municipal year 2013/2014 is Councillor Kamaljit Dhindsa, the Mayor's Consorts are Mrs Amarjit Dhindsa and Mrs Gurvinderjit Gill. The Deputy Mayor is Councillor Tej Ram Bagha, the Deputy Consorts are Mrs Harprit Kumar and Mrs Manjit Kaur Bagha.

The correct title is: The Worshipful the Mayor of the London Borough of Ealing and the correct form of address is Your Worship or Mister Mayor.  

Royal visits

It is the duty of the Mayor to be in readiness to attend upon and receive, on behalf of the borough, any member of the royal family.

Precedence

By law the Mayor has precedence in all places in the borough except when the sovereign is present.  The Mayor should accordingly be placed on the immediate right of the Chairman or other person presiding unless the Lord Lieutenant is present, in which case the Mayor should be on the immediate left of the Chairman.

The Mayor's Consort should be seated on the immediate right of the Mayor or on the immediate left of the Chairman, except when the Mayor is on the Chairman's left, in which case the Mayor's Consort should be on the Mayor's left.

When the Mayor's Consort is attending unaccompanied by the Mayor, he/she should be in the position indicated for the Mayor.

If the Chief Executive is in attendance on the Mayor, they should be placed in close proximity.

The Mayor cannot accept the vice-presidency of any association or club during their period of office.

Toast list

The toast of the borough should follow the Queen.  If the toast of the borough is omitted, it is usual to accord the Mayor the privilege of being first to propose or respond to the toast immediately following the royal toast.

Bazaars, sales of work, etc.

The Mayor and Deputy Mayor are willing, whenever possible, to open bazaars, sales of work, etc for charitable purposes.  They should not be asked to open on the second day (if any) unless the first day's bazaar or sale is to be opened by a member of the royal family or the Lord Lieutenant.

Deputy Mayor

If the Mayor is unable to attend they may ask the Deputy Mayor to attend in their absence.  The Deputy Mayor is Councillor Tej Ram Bagha.

Arrival and departure

The Mayor tries to fulfil as many engagements as possible and as such he may have to arrive at a later time or depart before the end of the function.  Whenever possible you will be notified in advance of the expected time of arrival and departure. Your co-operation in this matter would be very much appreciated.

It is customary for the Mayor to be greeted on arrival and escorted from the venue at the time of departure.