Mace Bearer for Deputy Mayor
14 August 2017 at 11:39am
The Mayor is on annual leave for this year's Merchant Navy Day event so the Deputy Mayor will be flying the flag in his place. The civic party have now been asked to process to the Remembrance Garden for a short ceremony. Would we use the Mace Bearer to lead the procession even though the Mayor isn't present??
14 August 2017 at 2:11pm
In the absence of the Mayor, the Deputy Mayor effectively becomes the Mayor with all privileges. The flip side of that, often misunderstood, is that when the Mayor is present the Deputy does not have a role.
In this specific case, if the procession would normally involve the Mace, then the Deputy Mayor should be preceded by it too.
Hope that helps.
14 August 2017 at 2:17pm
That is extremely helpful thank you Phil!