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Andrew Mitchell MP welcomes Royal Town’s Mayor at the House of Commons


Andrew Mitchell MP has received the Royal Town’s Mayor, Councillor David Pears, for the annual Sutton Coldfield Mayoral visit to the Palace of Westminster.

Mayor David Pears and his wife, Caroline, were welcomed to Parliament by the Royal Town’s MP and taken to Prime Minister’s Questions – as guests in the Special Side Galleries – to see the weekly gladiatorial contest between the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition.

David Pears is the second Mayor to be elected since the restoration of the Town's Royal status, with the first being Councillor Charlotte Hodivala who stood down last year. Both follow in the illustrious footsteps that started with Benjamin Stone in 1886, when a Charter was granted to establish the first town council in Sutton Coldfield.

Before the restoration of the town’s Royal status, the last dedicated Mayor of Sutton Coldfield was Donald Mills who held the office until 1974 - the year Sutton Coldfield stopped being a Borough and was absorbed into Birmingham City Council's boundary for local Government purposes only.

Mr Mitchell said:
“It is a pleasure to welcome our Royal Town Mayor and his wife to the House of Commons and thank them for all of their hard work on behalf of the Royal Town.”

Photo: Caroline Pears (Mayor’s Wife); Cllr David Pears (Royal Sutton Coldfield Mayor) and Andrew Mitchell MP

Caroline Pears (Mayor’s Wife); Cllr David Pears (Royal Sutton Coldfield Mayor) and Andrew Mitchell MP


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