The Worshipful the Mayor is the first citizen of the London Borough of Islington. The Mayor has a specific role to play for the authority during his or her term of office, which runs for a year commencing each May.
The Mayor is the Chair of the Council at a full council meeting. At those meetings, he or she is entitled to vote as an Islington councillor and also currently has the casting vote in the event of a tie after all councillors have voted.
The Mayor represents the council at many civic and ceremonial events, both in the borough and at other functions outside the borough.