Four Oaks Councillor to be next Lord Mayor

Birmingham City Council unanimously voted yesterday (Tuesday 7th February) in favour of Sutton Coldfield Councillor, Anne Underwood becoming the next Lord Mayor of Birmingham.

P.C. Peter McGinn receiving the Outstanding Bravery award from Cllr Anne Underwood

Cllr Anne Underwood with P.C. Peter McGinn at the Sutton Coldfield Local Community Awards

District Chair, Cllr Underwood has represented the Sutton Four Oaks Ward for 35 years and will be the first Woman Conservative Lord Mayor for 40 years.

Anne moved to Sutton Coldfield 47 years ago and joined the local Conservative party in 1975, gaining her seat on the Council in 1982. In addition to being Sutton Coldfield District Chair she is a member of the Council Business Management Committee.

Outside of politics Anne is a keen golfer, advocate of the arts and was chairman of Sutton Coldfield College from 1993 to 2008 as well as governor at a number of Sutton Coldfield schools, including Hill West, Bishop Vesey Grammar School for Boys, Arthur Terry, Four Oaks and Mere Green.

Cllr Underwood commented:

“It has been a privilege to serve Four Oaks ward since 1982. Having decided to retire in May 2018 it is an amazing honour to have been selected to be the next Lord Mayor of Birmingham thus ending my service on an incredible high point.

Although I have lived in Sutton since 1969 I am a Brummie born and bred and look forward to promoting the City as I carry out the wide variety of activities and commitments that come along between May 2017/18.”