New Town Mayor for 17/18

Published: 30 May 2017



We are delighted to announce that, at the annual council meeting held on 17 May 2017, Cllr Philip Abraham was elected unanimously as the town mayor for 2017/18.  Cllr Abraham was born in India, but has lived in Loughton with his family since 2000.  He has represented the residents of Alderton ward from 2012.


Cllr Chris Pond, in his nomination, said “Philip is now in his 2nd term as a town councillor and has served his apprenticeship as a devoted member of the Planning & Licensing Committee.  With the committee’s frequent and lengthy meetings, he has shown patience, endurance and forbearance”. 

After his election, Philip said "I am absolutely thrilled to have been elected as the mayor. I feel honoured to have been given the opportunity to serve the community in this role".

Members also paid tribute to the work of outgoing mayor, Cllr Carol Davies, commenting that the role of mayor was no small undertaking and she had carried out her duties very well.  In responding Carol described being welcomed by the Loughton community as an excellent experience and that at events she had smiled until her cheeks got cramped.

The new town mayor, Cllr Abraham, congratulated longstanding councillor Stephen Murray on his appointment as Deputy Town Mayor.  Stephen has previously served as the inaugural chairman of the town council after its formation in 1996 and again in 2000.