The Mayor is the Borough’s ‘First Citizen’ and is elected annually by fellow councillors at the annual meeting of the Council in May. The Mayor chairs the full council meetings and normally takes a non-political role to ensure fair play.
The current Mayor is Councillor Adam Manning and the Mayoress is Alison Manning.
Adam was invested as the Borough of Eastleigh’s First Citizen at the annual Mayor Making ceremony on 19 May 2022. He represents the Hamble & Netley ward and has been a Councillor 2018. He also became a Councillor on Hound Parish Council in the same year.
Adam was born in Southampton and grew up in the family home in Netley, overlooking Southampton Water. He went to Netley Infant and Junior Schools, followed by Hamble Comprehensive School. He has a Master’s Degree in Law from the University of Southampton and is now an Associate and Senior Solicitor with a well-established law firm.
He met his wife Alison in Southampton and they married in 2000. They had their first child, a daughter called Felix, in 2007, followed by a son, Ben, in 2009. Both Felix and Ben attended Netley Infants and Junior School, just like their dad. Tragically, Ben lost his life earlier this year. Though this was devastating, Alison and Adam know that he received the very best care from our wonderful NHS.
Adam’s interests include being the Chairman of Friends of Weston Shore, a group of local volunteers who look after a beautiful beach in Southampton and also space exploration and he is a keen member of the British Interplanetary Society.
Adam said, “I’m really excited about my Mayoral year and especially the opportunity to meet so many local people and celebrate all the great things that happen in the communities throughout our beautiful Borough.”
Adam has chosen The Royal British Legion and Ronald McDonald House serving Southampton Children’s Hospital and Princess Anne Hospital as his two charities for the year.
Councillor Nicholas Couldrey who represents Fair Oak & Horton Heath ward was invested as Deputy Mayor for the year and Mrs Ann Couldrey is the Deputy Mayoress.
Inviting the Mayor and Mayoress to an event
The Mayor represents the Council at a number of events and functions and attends around 400 during the mayoral year. The Mayor takes precedence over all other citizens when in Borough, the only exception being when Royalty or the Lord Lieutenant are present.
If you would like to invite the Mayor to attend your event, please email email@example.com or phone us on 023 8068 8087.
If the Mayor is unable to attend, the Deputy Mayor will be asked to attend.
There is no charge for the Mayor or Deputy Mayor to attend your event
Addressing the Mayor?
The full title of the Mayor is The Worshipful the Mayor of the Borough of Eastleigh.
The Mayor should be introduced as “The Mayor of Eastleigh” and be addressed as “Mr Mayor" or "Your Worship", and the Mayoress as Madam Mayoress.
The Deputy Mayor should be introduced as “The Deputy Mayor of Eastleigh” and addressed as “Mr Deputy Mayor”, and the Deputy Mayoress as "Madam Deputy Mayoress".
If you would like to donate to the Mayor's Appeal please make cheques payable to ‘Mayor of Eastleigh’s Appeal Fund’ and send to The Mayor’s Office, Eastleigh Borough Council, Eastleigh House, Upper Market Street, Eastleigh SO50 9YN.