Cllr Amanda Marlow is the new Mayor of Milton Keynes for 2022-23, becoming the 50th person to take the office, and the first female mayor since 2012.
Mayor Marlow moved to Milton Keynes 35 years ago as a teenager and chose to make it her home, where she married Richard and raised her family. She was first elected to Milton Keynes Council in 2019, representing the Loughton and Shenley ward. In that time, Mayor Marlow has been the Group Secretary for MK Conservative Group, and she has served on several council committees including two children's scrutiny committees, as well as being vice chair of both licensing and housing committees.
She has long held an interest in special educational needs and disabilities and is also Vice Chair of the Governing Body at The Redway School in Netherfield.
Mayor Marlow officially took office on 18 May at MK Council’s Annual General Meeting, succeeding outgoing Mayor Mohammed Khan. She has chosen her eldest son James to be the Mayor’s Consort this year, as she feels that the experience will help him to discover and learn more about MK, the city he was born and raised in.
Over the next year, the Mayor will oversee many local celebrations to mark HM The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, along with four UEFA Women’s Euro matches, including the semi final match, which are all being hosted at Stadium:MK. She will be carrying out many engagements across the borough and championing Milton Keynes as a great place to live, work and visit.
The Mayor’s two local chosen charities for 2022/23 are MK SNAP, a charity working with adults with learning disabilities and specialist needs, and Medical Detection Dogs, who train dogs to support people with life-threatening health conditions.
Mayor Marlow said: “This is an incredibly proud moment for me, and I’m really looking forward to representing the city I love; the place where I have happily spent all my adult life. It promises to be a very special and exciting year with so much going on, and it is both an honour and a privilege to become the 50th Mayor of Milton Keynes."