Mayor

Mayor of Caerphilly – Councillor Michael Adams

Councillor Michael Adams was appointed to the Office of Mayor on 10 May 2018 and replaces outgoing civic head Cllr John Bevan.

On accepting his position Cllr Mike Adams said, “I really am honoured to be serving as the county borough’s Mayor for the forthcoming year, and together with my wife Gloria, am looking forward to representing Caerphilly county borough and its citizens in the many and varied civic engagements that the year ahead will bring. I also greatly look forward to meeting a large number of organisations and local residents who are making a real difference in their communities over the coming weeks and months”. 

Having worked at South Wales Switchgear from 1966 to 1992 Mike became a mature student and took a BA degree in Geography and European Studies and graduated at 2:1 level in 1996.

Since then he has worked in a variety of roles, including self-employed, for the Labour Party, back into engineering and finally as a civil servant. It was during this latter period that Mike stood again as a Labour candidate in Pontllanfraith and was elected to Caerphilly County Borough Council in 2004, where he has continued to represent residents of the Pontllanfraith ward ever since. Mike retired from employment last year, when he was announced as the county borough’s Deputy Mayor.

Married to wife Gloria for nearly 46 years, Mike and Gloria have two sons, Neil and Paul. His hobbies include watching sports, reading (particularly political thrillers) and weekend hikes in the local countryside.

Mike has chosen to raise funds for a small, local charity, ‘Matthew Walklin’s Make a Smile Foundation’ during his year in office. The Blackwood-based charity aims to improve the support available to cancer patients by provision of additional facilities, services and equipment to improve their comfort and welfare while undergoing treatment. He is hoping to raise as much money as possible for this excellent cause during his time in office.

The Deputy Mayor has been announced as Cllr Julian Simmonds, who represents the Crosskeys ward.

The Mayor welcomes invitations to attend events held by local organisations. Please contact the Mayor's Office for further information. It may not be possible for the Mayor to attend every event but if the Mayor is available, you will be contacted in good time.

Previous Mayors of Caerphilly

  • 2017 - John Bevan
  • 2016 - Dianne Price
  • 2015 - Leon Gardiner
  • 2014 - David Carter
  • 2013 - Michael Gray
  • 2012 - Gaynor Oliver
  • 2011 - Vera Jenkins
  • 2010 - James Fussell
  • 2009 - John Evans
  • 2008 - Anne Collins
  • 2007 - Allen Williams
  • 2006 - Elizabeth Aldworth
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