The current Mayor of Winchester is Cllr Patrick Cunningham and he is the 821th Mayor of Winchester.
Cllr Patrick Cunningham was appointed as the 821st Mayor of Winchester at a virtual Mayor Making ceremony at Winchester City Council on Wednesday 20th May 2020.
The Mayor was elected to the city council in May 2018 representing Wonston & Micheldever ward. He is also a councillor on Littleton and Harestock Parish Council since 2015.
Born in Dublin, the Mayor was educated at St. Michael’s Prep school and St. Vincent’s Castleknock College going on. He retired from his long career in hotel management in 2014 and continues to live with his family in Littleton.
Cllr Cunningham is married to Joy and they have three children Richard, Henry and Olivia.
The Mayor has chosen as his charities Young Carers Winchester, Home-Start Winchester and Youth Options.
Home-Start Winchester and Districts is a local charity which provides friendship and emotional and practical help to parents with at least one child under five years old.
We are an independent charity affiliated to Home-Start UK, the country’s leading family support charity, working within a twelve mile radius of Winchester. Our volunteers are all parents and are trained, supported and supervised to Home-Start UK standards.
Youth Options was established in 1937. We believe passionately that every young person has the potential to realise their abilities and aspirations, and to make a valuable contribution to their communities. We are committed to developing young people’s social and emotional skills to improve their chances in life. Our services are individually tailored to deliver vibrant, dynamic and ever-evolving opportunities that connect with and inspire young people.
We are a Charity Incorporated Organisation (CIO) set up to support young carers aged 8 to 17 who live in the Winchester District. We believe young carers are children first and should be free to develop emotionally and take full advantage of opportunities for educational achievement and life success.