Green Mayor first ever to be re-elected for second year in Rushcliffe

21 May 2021

Sue Mallender, newly re-elected Mayor, standing next to the lectern holding the Book of Declaration of Acceptance of Office, after Rushcliffe full council on 20th May 2021

Sue with the Book of Declaration
of Acceptance of Office. Click to enlarge

Sue Mallender, Green Party councillor for Lady Bay on Rushcliffe Borough Council, was re-elected for another year as Mayor of Rushcliffe yesterday, 20th May 2021, after serving as Mayor for 2020-2021 – the first time this has ever happened to a Rushcliffe Mayor.

The vote was carried unanimously by all the councillors present.

Cllr Simon Robinson, Conservative Party and Leader of the Council, seconded the motion to re-elect Sue, and said that she was "a tremendous ambassador for the council", and that he looked forward to supporting her in the year ahead.

Sue said: "I feel very honoured to be given the opportunity to continue as Mayor, last year was very difficult and it is wonderful to have the opportunity to have another year to raise money for my chosen charities and meet many people in the Borough."

In her previous year as mayor Sue has been able to take part in some physically distanced activities. She has presented awards for Plastic Free Cotgrave (Sue is committed to being as zero waste and carbon neutral as possible), planted many a tree including an oak in Bridgford Park for Remembrance Day, and unveiled a plaque for the planting of a Miyawaki Forest at Farmeco in Screveton by the Nottingham Soroptimists.

Sue's three chosen charities are:

Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust (

Trent District Community First Responders (

Musicworks (

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In her acceptance speech, Sue talked about the wonderful work these three charities are doing.

The Rushcliffe full council meeting of 20th May 2021, with all seated councillors raising their hands

The unanimous vote by all councillors
present. Click to enlarge

She continued, "For these charities, I am still walking around the Borough of Rushcliffe. So far, I have now gone from Zouch to Hickling, and Ratcliffe-on-Soar to Shelton, so I think that's about two-thirds. On public footpaths, it's about 100 miles I think. I’m learning a lot about rural bus services. I also did manage a few events last year - I did manage a one hundredth birthday, and then there were some events for VJ day, which were actually in person, and some Remembrance events. I'm once again extremely honoured and very happy that you have let me carry on for another year, to really experience what it's like to be the First Citizen of Rushcliffe, and I hope that I will represent you all very well".

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