Chesterfield’s New Mayor Takes Office
Chesterfield welcomes a new mayor as Councillor Gordon Simmons takes over the position as the borough’s civic leader for the coming year.
Councillor Simmons, who was recently re-elected as councillor for Dunston ward, has served as a borough councillor for 12 years and is the borough’s 379th mayor.
He serves as vice-chair of the council’s planning committee and is also a member of the employment and general committee.
Councillor Simmons represents the council as a trustee of the Chesterfield-based charity Uncle Billy’s Children’s Fund and is also the chair of Age Concern Chesterfield and District branch.
The mayor has been married to his wife, Jenny, for 49 years. His hobbies include gardening and music.
Councillor Simmons said: “I am honoured to be mayor and I am looking forward to a busy year meeting as many people as possible during my term of office.”
The mayoress for 2019/20 is Councillor Kate Caulfield.
Councillor Caulfield serves as councillor for Moor ward and was first elected in 2015.
She is the daughter of former councillor Michael Gabriel Caulfield who served as mayor in 1984/85 and was subsequently created an honorary alderman of the borough.
She has a son and daughter and two grandchildren.
Councillor Caulfield said: “It is a privilege to serve the borough as mayoress and I am looking forward to meeting as many residents as possible.”
Councillors Simmons and Caulfield replace Councillor Stuart Brittain and his wife, Anne, who served as mayor and mayoress in 2018/19.