The 165th Mayor of Wolverhampton is Councillor Linda Leach who has made “Every Person Matters” the theme for her year in office.

Introducing the Mayor of Wolverhampton - Councillor Linda Leach

Councillor Sandra Samuels OBE

Cllr Linda Leach, who represents Bilston North ward, is the 165th Mayor of Wolverhampton and only the 12th woman ever to hold the historic office.

She has made ‘Every Person Matters’ the theme for her year in office and she will be raising awareness of and money for Beacon Centre for the Blind, Wolverhampton Samaritans and Age UK Wolverhampton throughout 2024-2025.

The Mayor is married to Peter who will is her Consort; they have four sons, five grandchildren and one great grandchild between them.

Councillor Leach left school with few formal qualifications, but went on to forge a successful business career as a single parent, eventually owning and running two hair and beauty salons in Wednesfield and Bilston.

As a councillor she has held senior roles as Chair of Planning, Adults and Cabinet Member for Adults.

She hopes that her story will inspire others to believe they can make a success of their lives despite a challenging start in life.

A message from the Mayor

Watch this video to find out more about your city’s Mayor and what she aims to achieve during her year in office.