The Lord Mayor for the City of Stoke-on-Trent 2013/14 is Councillor Sheila Pitt.
The Lord Mayor is the First Citizen of Stoke-on-Trent, and with this comes a high profile role in promoting and maintaining
the interests of the city and its people.
The Lord Mayor attends a variety of engagements throughout her year in office, such as Civic Receptions, Parades and
general visits. The Councillor & Civic Support Team of which the Lord Mayor's Secretariat is a part supports him
in this role, and can also offer advice on relevant points of etiquette, procedure and precedence. If you wish to request
the Lord Mayor's presence at an event, please follow the guidance on these pages.
Sheila Grace Pitt was born in Hanley and has lived in Stoke-on-Trent for most of her life. She attended St John's
Primary School, Hanley, where she passed her Eleven Plus examination enabling her to attend Brownhills Grammar School for
girls. She left at 16 to work in a solicitor's office as junior clerk. After studying shorthand and typing she was able
to gain a position as secretary to one of the partners where she remained until she married and started a family.
She returned to work when her children were quite young and spent all her working life in office environments, including
R.D. Cresswell & sons Ltd in Longton and Woolliscroft Tiles in Hanley.
Councillor Pitt is now retired and enjoys her hobbies of photography and painting, mainly in acrylics. She has
also traced her family history and belongs to a family history society.
Councillor Pitt was first elected in 2004 for Berryhill and Hanley East Ward and is now serving as a Councillor for Bentilee
and Ubberley Ward which also includes the areas of Berryhill and Moss Green Estates. She has been a school governor
and served on the Children and Young People Committee, also as vice-chair of Adults and Neighbourhoods Committee and City
Renewal Committee and is passionate about the regeneration of Stoke-on-Trent.
She is married to her second husband, Barry, having recently celebrated their Ruby Wedding Anniversary. Although
both her children are deceased, she is blessed with six grandchildren and a lovely step-daughter and step-grandson and also
Her husband Barry is supporting her and will be her consort during her year of office.
The Deputy Lord Mayor for 2013/14 is Councillor Majid Khan.
For further information on any aspect concerning the Lord Mayor please contact the Lord Mayor’s Secretary on (01782)
232625, or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org