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Cllr Kevin Pughe

Town Mayor 2023-2024

At the Annual Council Meeting held on 15 May 2023, Cllr Kevin Pughe was elected to continue as Town Mayor for the next municipal year (May 2023 – May 2024).

Cllr Pughe was delighted to have been elected to this post and is looking forward to acting as the Chairman of the Council as well as performing civic duties and helping to fundraise for his chosen charities, Kids Out, Leighton Linslade Homeless Service and All Saints Preservation Trust.

Cllr Pughe stands as the 49th Mayor of Leighton-Linslade Town Council since its inception in 1974.

It is normal practice, when introducing the Mayor at a function to refer to him as either “Mayor”, “Town Mayor of Leighton-Linslade” or “Councillor Pughe”.

Deputy Town Mayor

On 15 May 2023, Council elected Cllr David Bligh the post of Deputy Town Mayor for 2023-2024. Cllr Bligh will support the Mayor in his fundraising activities and deputise at events which the Mayor is not able to attend.

The Mayor's Chosen Charities:

Kids Out

Through their life-changing work, KidsOut gives disadvantaged children positive experiences to support them becoming future members of our society and workforce.



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Leighton-Linslade Homeless Service – suppporting & signposting people who are vulnerable to homelessness whilst also providing a vital community foodbank service.

Leighton Linslade Homeless Service Facebook page.

Appeallogo1The All Saints Preservation Trust – All Saints Preservation Trust was founded in 1999, an independent charity set up to raise and manage funds for the repair and maintenance of Leighton Buzzard’s historic parish church.


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