Mayor of Bude-Stratton Town Council
The Mayor is the Chairman of the Council, they are a Councillor elected by all Councillors at the Annual Council Meeting in May and serve for the municipal year. Their role is to manage the Council meeting and direct the debate in accordance with the rules (Standing Orders). They have very little individual power, however, there are some specific powers held by the Chairman, they can call an extraordinary meeting of the Council and they carry a casting vote in the event of a tie.
The position of Mayor is a busy and varied one. As well as chairing the Council meeting, the Mayor has a ceremonial role that involves attending a variety of engagements throughout the civic year including parades, civic receptions and general visits.
Cllr Amanda Tame was unanimously voted in by her fellow Cllrs at the Annual Full Council meeting in May 2021, and re-elected in May 2022.