Lord Mayor 2016-17
The Lord Mayor for 2016-2017 is Councillor Stephen Corrall.
Councillor Stephen Corrall was born in Leicester. After leaving school, he joined the Coldstream Guards, and served in Berlin and Chelsea for three years as a medical assistant, with secondments to Italy and Bavaria.
Councillor Corrall left the army in 1975 and went to work at the Leicester Royal Infirmary as a theatre assistant, before running his own green grocery business for several years. He later returned to the care field, working with homeless men and private clients nationwide and subsequently joining Glenfield Hospital, where he has worked in various roles for nearly 21 years.
Councillor Corrall has served as a councillor since 2003 originally in the New Parks ward and now in the Braunstone Park and Rowley Fields ward. During his early political career he was cabinet member for the environment and later became cabinet member for adults and older people.
In 2004, Councillor Corrall became a member of the Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland Combined Fire Authority and was its’ Chairman for 2 years. He was also a member of the LGA Fire Commission, representing Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland on a national forum, as well as being a member of the Safer Leicestershire Partnership and the New Parks Sure Start Advisory Board.
He is currently the Armed Forces Champion for Leicester, and is a member of the East Midlands Reserve Forces and Cadets Association on behalf of Leicester City Council and will continue these important roles during his year as Lord Mayor. The armed forces, its’ personnel and their families are very close to his heart.
Councillor Corrall is PA to a ward manager at Glenfield Hospital, and has now become the first member of the hospital staff to become Lord Mayor.
He has a keen interest in football and was a referee for 14 years, achieving his class one status after 10 years. He was an FA referee's assessor for his last three years as a referee. He is an ardent supporter of Leicester Tigers.
During his year in office he will be supported by his Lady Mayoress, Mrs Lynne Dixon, and his Consort, Councillor Dawn Alfonso. Lynne is a ward housekeeper at Glenfield Hospital and Councillor Alfonso, who is a ward councillor for the Fosse area.
During his year in office The Lord Mayor will be supporting Leicester Children’s Holiday Centre (Mablethorpe) as his charity.
Further information on the Lord Mayor’s Appeal and details of how to make a donation are available by calling 0116 454 0020 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Deputy Lord Mayor for 2016-17 is Councillor Rashmikant Joshi.