Lord Mayor

Jayne Dunn is the 127th Lord Mayor of Sheffield.

Lord Mayor of Sheffield Jayne Dunn

Cllr Jayne Dunn has been voted in as the new Right Worshipful Lord Mayor of Sheffield and inaugurated at Sheffield City Council’s Annual General Meeting.

Jayne was first elected to the Council in 2012 as member for the Broomhill ward and has represented the Southey ward since 2016, as a member of the Labour Party. During her time as a councillor, Jayne has held a number of positions and gained a broad range of experience.

As Cabinet Member for Housing, Jayne reformed the council housing repairs service to improve conditions for residents, delivered the first council house building programme in decades and pioneered a new approach to support people suffering from homelessness.

Whilst leading on the environment brief, Jayne chaired Sheffield’s first Green Commission, setting the city on the path to a more sustainable future.

As the cabinet lead for education and children’s services, Jayne developed the city’s service improvement plan for children with special educational needs and disabilities.

Recently, Jayne has chaired both the licensing and planning committees, and currently is Chair of the South Yorkshire Pensions board.

As a backbench councillor, Jayne has raised awareness of menopause and period equality issues, including working cross party, helping to design the City’s first Period Equality Charter.
Born and raised in Sheffield, Jayne attended King Ecgbert’s School in Dore and studied at Granville College.

Jayne was a single mum who raised her son on social security and lived in social housing after being evicted out of her home.

After retraining at college, Jayne went on to set up her own business, a beauty salon, and has been a self-employed trader in Broomhill since 2000.

For the year ahead, the Lord Mayor will raise awareness on issues that are important to the people of Sheffield, with each month dedicated to a particular issue with a dedicated community champion:

  • May: mental health
  • June: arts and culture
  • July: independent businesses
  • August: outdoor city 
  • September: carers
  • October: Black History Month
  • November: male health and wellbeing
  • December: family
  • January: modern day slavery and human trafficking
  • February: young people
  • March: female health awareness month
  • April: disability awareness

Lord Mayor of Sheffield Jayne Dunn said: “I am deeply honoured to be elected as the Lord Mayor of Sheffield. This role is about boosting pride and representing what is great about our city - for me, Sheffield’s strength is its people. Throughout my life in Sheffield, the good times and the bad, I have been lucky to live in a community that looks after each other. As Lord Mayor, I see being the first citizen of the city as giving a platform to the achievements and dedication of all our citizens. That’s why I have appointed 12 community champions who will help me promote Sheffield over the year ahead”.

Jayne is experienced at raising money for local charities, including trekking the Sahara to raise funds for local youth homeless charity, Roundabout. During the pandemic lockdowns, Jayne painted to raise money for local causes.

In her spare time, Jayne enjoys painting, running and yoga.

Inviting the Lord Mayor to an event

Please contact the Lord Mayor’s Office if you would like to invite the Lord Mayor to an event. If you are sending an invite in the post or by email please include appropriate details such as the date, time, place and type of event.        

The Lord Mayor has a full programme of civic engagements and it is not always possible to fit in events at short notice.

Protocol for organisers of functions to be attended by the Lord Mayor


The Lord Mayor should be addressed as:

  • The Right Worshipful the Lord Mayor of Sheffield (name of current Lord Mayor)


The Local Government Acts provide that the Lord Mayor shall have precedence in all places in the city, except when either the Lord Lieutenant or a member of the Royal Family is present.

In any seating arrangement, except when the Lord Mayor occupies the chair, the place reserved for the Lord Mayor should be on the immediate right of the person presiding.


The responsible person should meet the Lord Mayor at the entrance on arrival and introduce him to the Host.

The Lord Mayor will usually be accompanied by a Chauffeur / Attendant who is required to remain on duty within easy call by the Lord Mayor.


If the Lord Mayor is required to speak at any function, except for an introduction, it is normal for him to be the first speaker or associated with the first toast, and his consent to speak should be sought well in advance.

All relevant information concerning the event should be supplied to the Assistant to the Lord Mayor together with details of any activity involving the Lord Mayor, for his agreement.

Lord Mayor’s Charity Fund

Charitable donations are given to the Lord Mayor from various individuals and organisations throughout the year. These are controlled by the Lord Mayor’s Office acknowledging donations, banking the money and keeping appropriate records.

How to donate to the Lord Mayor's Charity Fund

You can donate to the Lord Mayor’s Charity Fund via:

Barclays Bank

Pinstone Street


S1 1UJ

Sheffield City Council, Lord Mayor's Fund

Sort code: 20-77-18 

Account number: 63672913

Please add your name and reference to any donation.

Or send a cheque payable to 'The Lord Mayor’s Charity Fund' to our address.

Lord Mayor's Chains and Badges

You can find out everything there is to know about the: 

  • City Mace
  • Lord Mayor's chain 
  • City's Coat of Arms
  • Lord Mayor's badges

Our page dedicated to this also outlines the history of the items. 

Contact Lord Mayor's Office

Lord Mayor's Office
Town Hall
Pinstone Street
S1 2HH

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