Mayor of the Borough
A Mayor and Deputy Mayor of the Borough are elected every May, to represent the Council at civic functions and raise money for local good causes.
The Mayor, Councillor Julia Cambridge
Councillor Cambridge has lived in the borough with her family since 2007 and has served as a councillor since 2019. She previously served as the Deputy Mayor of the borough in 2020/21. After a career in arts and fashion, she took early retirement to focus on politics and supporting her community through voluntary work and as a ward councillor.
As a councillor she has taken a keen interest in children's services, serving as Vice-Chair of the Children’s Services and Education Committee from 2021/22.
The Deputy Mayor, Councillor Rhi Lee
Councillor Lee is an advocate for tackling local environmental issues and strongly supports the movement against violence towards women and girls in Twickenham and beyond. Councillor Rhi Lee is a long-time resident and passionate about the local community. An artist by trade, Rhi is deeply involved in the local music scene with her work for High Tide Festival and is a keen cyclist and swimmer.
The Mayor’s Chaplain is The Rev'd. Jeffrey Hopkin Williams, Vicar of St Mary’s Church Twickenham.
The Mayor’s charities
The Mayor's charity for 2022/2023 is:
The Mayor chose this wonderful charity as they have always shone a light on the barriers we need to break to create a level playing field for every member of the community. Ruils supports disabled children, adults and people with long term health and mental health conditions to live independently, be part of their community and to live life to the full. They provide information, advice, advocacy, befriending and activities for clients and their families and its specifically the services they provide for children and young people that the Mayor wishes to focus on during her year.
The Mayor holds a number of events to raise funds for the Mayor’s charities.
Make a donation
You can make a donation to the Mayor's appeal fund.
Arrange a visit
If you want the Mayor or the Deputy Mayor to attend your event, you will need to submit a request at least 14 days before the date of the function.
Keep up to date
There are a number of ways to find out what the Mayor is doing.
Freedom of the Borough
The Freedom of the Borough is the highest award that we can give and is an honour bestowed on very few people.
The Mayor's Office
London Borough of Richmond upon Thames
Telephone: 020 8891 7123
Up to: Councillors
Updated: 25 May 2022