Plymouth’s next Lord Mayor announces deputy


Lord Mayor Designate Sam Davey and Deputy Lord Mayor Designate Christopher Mavin

Councillor Sam Davey, Lord Mayor Designate who will be taking over from the current Lord Mayor Councillor Wendy Foster in May, has announced his deputy.

Councillor Chris Mavin, who first became a councillor more than 30 years ago, will be Deputy Lord Mayor for 2018/19.

Born in Plymouth 1951, Councillor Mavin attended Highfield Junior School and Devonport Secondary School. In 1966, He entered the Royal Naval Dockyard at Devonport where he did his apprenticeship as a shipwright. He then later became a trade union activist, shop steward and went on to become the GMB convenor for Babcock Devonport.

First elected to the city council in 1987, Councillor Mavin has previously represented the Sutton and Budshead wards and is currently the councillor for Moor View ward. In total, he has served the city for 21 years and was made an Alderman in 2014. He is currently on the Taxi Licensing Committee and the scrutiny panel and is also a governor at Leigham Primary School.

His wife, Councillor Sue Dann will be the Deputy Lady Mayoress for the year. Councillor Dann represents Sutton and Mount Gould ward.  Between them, they have four children and two grandchildren.

Councillor Mavin said “I am looking forward to supporting Councillor Sam Davey during his year as Lord Mayor, I am very proud of my home city and it will be a privilege to serve the people of Plymouth as Deputy Lord Mayor.”

Lord Mayor Designate Sam Davey said: “I am very pleased that Councillor Mavin has agreed to be my Deputy Lord Mayor and I am sure that he will serve Plymouth well and be an asset to our fantastic city.”