Mayor of Buckingham

Introduction to Buckingham's new Mayor

Cllr. Geraldine Collins was elected unanimously as the new Town Mayor on Monday 11th May 2020. She is the first Mayor of Buckingham to have been elected and robed online. She was formally robed by her husband Councillor Paddy Collins in their home during an online meeting which was watched over YouTube by residents and friends in Buckingham and overseas.  Paddy Collins will be the Mayor’s consort for the year.

Mayor of Buckingham, Cllr. Geraldine Collins

Short History of the Role

Cllr. Geraldine Collins is the 255th Mayor of Buckingham since 1684. Buckingham is a 2,000-year-old town whose first Royal Charter in 1554 from Queen Mary I created an elected role of Bailiff. A role that also included Justice of the Peace. The second Royal Charter in 1664 from King Charles II made the Bailiff and the Burgesses; Alderman. Alderman are now Councillors, but the role of Mayor remains.

The Mayor's Chaplain

The Mayor’s Chaplain is Reverend William Pearson-Gee and he is the Rector at Buckingham’s Parish Church. His role is to support the Mayor at civic services and help guide her during her term.

View towards St Peter and St Paul's

Mayor's Charities

The Mayor's charities are both local registered charities.

Clearly Speaking

Clearly Speaking is a great support to children, young people and their families, dealing with a variety of emotional needs; i.e. autistic spectrum disorders, learning difficulties, anxiety disorders, depression, communication and mental health. Their registered charity number is 1165524.


Clearly Speaking Charity Logo

Kit Cat Club

A group for children from the ages of 5-14 years old, supporting families through very difficult times. The Kit Cat Club aims to reach families who have a real need and give them a break by supporting their children with everyday things. Their registered charity number is 1128704.


Kit Kat Club Charity Logo

If you would like to donate to the Mayor's charities: Clearly Speaking and Kit Cat Club, then donate directly to Buckingham Town Council Mayor's Charity Fund via Bank Transfer.

Account Name: Buckingham Town Council Mayor's Charity

Account Number: 06678744

Sort Code: 30-91-39

You can also donate to the Mayor's charities via cheque. Please send any cheques to The Buckingham Centre, Verney Close, Buckingham, MK18 1JP.

Cash donations can also be made at Buckingham Town Council events.

How to contact the Mayor

If you would like the Mayor to attend one of your events then email her direct on and copy in

Please include your invitation and as much detail about the event as possible.