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From the Mayor of Dudley, Councillor Hilary Bills

Cllr Hilary Bills was named the borough’s first citizen at full council on 16 May 2024

The former teacher promised to do “everything possible” to raise money for Access in Dudley, Diabetes UK and the Friends of Dudley Performing Arts. 

Councillor Bills was a teacher for 42 years and a headteacher for a decade. She was also President of the National Union of Teachers and is currently secretary of Halesowen in Bloom. The Halesowen North ward councillor has also been cabinet member.

In 2018/19 and 19/20 Councillor Bills served as deputy Mayor and now takes over from Councillor Andrea Goddard, who served as Mayor over the past year. Councillor Bills’ husband, John, was named consort for the year ahead.


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Deputy Mayor of Dudley
Councillor Peter Lee 2024-25

Councillor Lee will remain in the role of Deputy Mayor with his wife Gloria Lee as Deputy Mayoress for a second year.

Cllr Lee represents the Amblecote ward of Dudley borough.



A deputy Mayor of the borough is elected every year at the council’s annual meeting at the same time as the Mayor is elected. They also serve in the role for a year.

During this time the Deputy Mayor attends many civic and ceremonial functions and represents the Mayor in their absence.


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Information about the Mayor's charities can be found on the Charities page or you can make a donation by contacting the Mayoral team by email at

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