The constitutional role of the Mayor of Barrow-in-Furness
The Mayor and Deputy Mayor are elected annually by the Council. They are the Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Council. They have the following roles and functions:
- To uphold and promote the purposes of the Constitution, and to interpret the Constitution when necessary;
- To preside over meetings of the Council so that its business can be carried out efficiently and with regard to the rights of councillors and the interests of the community;
- To ensure that the Council meeting is a forum for the debate of matters of concern to the local community and the place at which members who do not sit on the Executive Committee or hold committee chairs are able to hold the members of the Executive Committee and committee chairmen to account;
- To promote public involvement in the Councils activities;
- To attend such civic and ceremonial functions as the Council and he/she determines appropriate.