The Mayor and Deputy Mayor

We have appointed a Mayor of the borough of Scarborough each year to date. The current Mayor is Councillor Eric Broadbent. The current Deputy Mayor is Councillor Helen Mallory. Eric and Helen will be the last people to hold these positions. The borough will be abolished as a council area on 31 March 2023 to make way for the new single unitary council for the whole of North Yorkshire from 1 April 2023. 

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Councillor Eric Broadbent

Mayor of the Borough of Scarborough, 2022/2023

This is the third time Councillor Broadbent has taken up the mayoral office, following his previous 12 months in the role and also from 2004 to 2005.

The Mayor and Consort 2021

The Mayor was born in Leeds and moved to Scarborough at the age of two.

He spent most of his working life at Plaxtons Coach Builders in Scarborough, taking early retirement in 2000.

Eric was elected to the council in 1991 and has clocked up almost 31 years’ service as a borough councillor. He was elected onto North Yorkshire County Council in 2001 and was most recently re-elected in May 2022. His county role will change on 1 April 2023 when he will automatically become a councillor on the new single unitary council for North Yorkshire.

Eric is married to Lynne, who will once again be his Mayoress, and the couple have three grown up children. His hobbies include gardening, travelling and cooking.

The Mayor said:

“It is an honour and privilege to continue to serve as Mayor for the final ten months of our borough. The Mayoress and I will carry on championing and supporting the borough and its people during that time, with a particular focus on vulnerable residents and those who are dedicated to caring for and helping them.”

Councillor Helen Mallory

Deputy Mayor of the borough of Scarborough, 2022/2023

The Deputy Mayor became a borough councillor in 2003 and held the position of borough Mayor from 2012 to 2013. She has previously served on Seamer Parish Council.

Councillor Mallory works for her family business, based in Seamer, which specialises in recycling metals and wood.

She is the chairman of governors at Seamer and Irton Community School and plays a very active role within her local community.

The Deputy Mayor said:

“I am delighted to have been appointed as Deputy Mayor. I am looking forward to working with Eric and Lynne during the coming months to support the borough community’s many worthwhile events and good causes.”

You can also view past Mayors.