Our current Lord Mayor of Bristol and Deputy Lord Mayor.

Our Lord Mayor

The Right Honourable Lord Mayor of Bristol 2024 to 2025 is Councillor Andrew Varney and the Lord Mayor's Consort is Robbie Vogelaar.

Lord Mayor Andrew Varney 2024 to 2025

"I am absolutely honoured and delighted to be representing our beautiful city of Bristol as Lord Mayor for 2024 to 2025. Coming from a humble background, it is certainly a position I never expected to have.

I was born and raised in Weston-super-Mare in 1968. My father was originally from Bristol and my mother was from Bath, so I have a great affinity towards the West Country and have always enjoyed visiting its historic towns and cities and walking and cycling in the beautiful countryside.

In 1986 I left home to study for a degree in Geography at Plymouth Polytechnic and later a PGCE at Oxford University. Like many young people, I wanted to travel and see the world and so spent several years teaching overseas in Hong Kong and Japan.

I met my partner, Robbie, in 1998 and we spent ten years in Dublin before moving together to Bristol in 2008, settling first in Knowle and then Brislington.

Until recently, I was teaching at an international school in Clifton. I like working in international environments as I enjoy meeting people from all over the world and learning about different cultures. I also love the fact that Bristol is such a great multicultural city, and I am looking forward to meeting as many people as possible and celebrating this city's wonderful diversity during my year as Lord Mayor".

Councillor Andrew Varney, The Rt Hon. The Lord Mayor of Bristol 2024 to 2025

Our Deputy Lord Mayor

The Deputy Lord Mayor is Councillor Paul Goggin.

Nominations for Lord Mayor's Medals

If you know someone who has provided outstanding, unpaid, innovative and selfless service to the Bristol community you can nominate them for a Lord Mayor's medal.