Mayor of Bridgwater

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 Granter

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.



1972+73 Saunders (Lab)  -Last Borough Mayor

1974 Charles Tester (Lab) – First Charter Trustee Mayor

1975 Trevor Donaldson (Con)

1976 Joe Ayres (Lab)

1977 Margaret Rees (Con)

1978 Mick Briscombe (Lab)

1979 Bill Chedgey (Lab)

1980 Mike Needs (Con)

1981 Ken Richards (Lab)

1982 Joe Ayres (Lab)

1983 Mike Cresswell (Con)

1984 Jenny Briscombe (Lab)

1985 Mary Tustian (Lab)

1986 Julie Hooper (Con)

1987 Ken Richards (Lab)

1988 Trevor Donaldson (Con)

1989 Joe Ayres (Trad Lab)

1990 Mike Cresswell (Con)

1991 Ken Richards (Lab)

1992 David Baker (Lib Dem)

1993 John Turner (Lab)

1994 Mick Briscombe (Lab)

1995 Trevor Donaldson (Con)

1996 Ken Parkin (Lab)

1997 Adrian Moore (Lab)

1998 Bill Munn (Lab)

1999 Roger Lavers (Lab)

2000 David Busby (Lab)

2001 Ken Richards (Lab)

2002 Adrian Moore (Lab) Last Charter Trustee Mayor

2003 Adrian Moore (Lab) -1st TOWN Mayor

2004 Bill Munn (Lab)

2005 Bill Monteith (Lab)

2006 Pat Parker (Lab)

2007 Philip Smeed (Con)

2008 Graham Granter (Lab)

2009 Ken Richards (Lab)

2010 Bill Monteith (Lab)

2011 Pat Parker (Lab)

2012 Graham Granter (Lab)

2013 Dave Loveridge (Lab)

2014 Steve Austen (Lab)

2015 Leigh Redman (Lab)

2016 Alex Glassford (Lab)

2017 Graham Granter (Lab)