Receiving the Mayor at events

Arrival details

The Mayor will arrive at the time requested, and must be met by the event organiser or host. The Mayor will then be introduced to the people attending and escorted to the correct location.

Seating arrangements

If the Mayor is not presiding, his or her seat should be on the Chairman’s right. His or her consort should be placed to her right.

If the Mayors Consort attends without the Mayor, his or her seat should be on the Chairman’s right.

Modes of address

In writing / print

  • The Worshipful the Mayor (and Mayoress / Consort) of Wigan.
  • The Mayor and Consort of Wigan.

In conversation

  • Mr Mayor and Consort


The Mayor takes precedence at all functions he or she attends, the only exception being when the Lord Lieutenant or a member of the Royal Family is present.


If the Mayor is required to speak at any functions, please provide information about the event, organisation and the order of the proceedings. Information is preferred in short, clear paragraphs.

  • Particulars of the history, activities and progress of the organisation, and any other details the organiser may wish the Mayor to refer to
  • The names of any persons the organiser would like to be referenced
    It is customary to offer refreshments to the Mayor’s attendant in appropriate cases (e.g. Mayor’s attendance at dinners).

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