Mayor of Wirral 2018-19 - Councillor Geoffrey Watt

Councillor Geoffrey Watt is a life-long resident of West Kirby and was educated at Combermere School, West Kirby, Kingsmead School, Hoylake and Dean Close School, Cheltenham.

After leaving school, Geoffrey worked in branch banking in Liverpool and Wirral, before moving on to an estate agency in Birkenhead and cotton administration in Liverpool.

Geoffrey is a Past Commodore of Hoylake Sailing Club where he has been an active competitor from the age of nine, racing the local classic ‘Opera’ Class boats.

He is also a regular supporter from the touchline at Caldy Rugby Club in Rugby Union’s National League One and a season ticket holder at Sale Sharks in the Premiership.

Geoffrey was first elected to the Council in 1999 and since 2004 has served as a member for West Kirby and Thurstaston Ward, which includes Caldy, Grange and Newton.

He has held various roles and responsibilities including as inaugural Chairman of the original West Wirral Area Forum and twice as Chairman of Wirral’s Pensions Committee, which oversees the investment and administration of the £8bn Merseyside Pension Fund.

The Mayoress, Anne, is also a life-long West Kirby resident. She was educated at Avalon School, Upton Hall School and Birkenhead Technical College, where she studied legal and secretarial skills, eventually becoming personal assistant to senior partners in a leading Liverpool law firm.

Latterly, she has been a dedicated wife and mother, supporting Geoffrey in his role as a local councillor. She enjoys gardening, baking, walking and visiting historic homes and gardens.

Geoffrey and Anne married in 1983 and have a grown-up daughter and son.

The Mayor’s Special Charity Fund

The Mayor and his Consort will support and raise funds with the following charities during their time in office:

Wirral's RNLI Lifeboat Stations

Surrounded by tidal water on three sides, the Wirral peninsula has lifeboat stations at Hoylake (established 1803), West Kirby (1966) and New Brighton (1867). Together they house three lifeboats and a hovercraft, which are all crewed, launched and maintained by volunteers from their local communities.

Wirral's Forester's Horn Group of the Riding for the Disabled Association

The Forester's Horn RDA Group meets weekly to give riding opportunities to people from across Wirral aged from 6 to 65 years and with a range of disabilities and special needs.

The Mayor’s Special Charity Fund will also make a contributions to other Wirral-based charities and voluntary groups at the end of the Mayoral year.

Contact the Mayor's office

Sue Carroll
Civic Services Officer
Wallasey Town Hall
Brighton Street
CH44 8ED

Email: [email protected]
Tel: 0151 691 8527