This years Mayor of Bridgwater is Fairfax West ward Town Councillor Graham Granter.
Graham is also a Sedgemoor District Councillor for the Fairfax ward and has lived and worked in Bridgwater area for the last 66 years.
He worked at the British Cellophane factory for 25 years and describes it as a “major employer with good quality jobs for Bridgwater people.”
In 1990 he decided to try something completely new,namely running the Mansion House pub In Bridgwater’s then thriving High Street. After a great 13 years they sold the business and at the same time he got involved in local politics.
Selected as a Labour councillor for the Sydenham ward Graham has represented his community for the past 8 years and is well known on the estate and in the town including a year as Mayor from 2008-09.
Graham is married to Kay and they have three grown up children, seven grandchildren and two Great grandchildren all living and working in our town of Bridgwater .
His hobbies include playing golf (badly) and watching football especially when his grandsons are playing.