New Lord Mayor to support health and wellbeing charities
Birmingham’s new Lord Mayor, Cllr Yvonne Mosquito, has taken up office after the Mayor Making ceremony at the Council House.
Cllr Mosquito was first elected as a councillor for Nechells in 1996, which she served for 22 years, and on 4 May 2018 she was elected as councillor for Bordesley and Highgate. She is the ninth female councillor to serve in the role of Lord Mayor of Birmingham.
Prior to being appointed to the ceremonial role of the city’s First Citizen, Cllr Mosquito worked on a range of issues including child sexual exploitation, elder physical and financial abuse, forced marriage and domestic abuse.
In addition, she previously held the role of Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner for West Midlands Police Authority.
Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Cllr Yvonne Mosquito, said: “By accepting this honour, I have become only the ninth woman to be made Lord Mayor of Birmingham, a role I am proud to hold, especially during 2018 - the ‘Year of the Woman’.
“I’m a born and bred Brummie, so I am very proud to be able to serve this great city as Lord Mayor. I already have a packed diary, representing the city at a variety of events and meetings, which I am looking forward to attending.
“During my year in office, the Lord Mayor’s Charity Appeal will raise awareness and funds to support a range of charities and good causes in Birmingham under the theme of health and wellbeing.”
During her year as Lord Mayor she will be supported by a Consort, her husband Winston Mosquito.
For more information about the Lord Mayor, read her biography