Milton Keynes Council will appoint a new mayor at a ceremony this evening.
The mayor of Milton Keynes is chosen each year at the annual council meeting shortly after the local elections.
During his or her year in office, the mayor is the first citizen of Milton Keynes and as such is an ambassador for the town and for the council.
There have been 42 mayors since MK Council was formed in 1974. This is one more than the total number should be after Subhan Shafiq stood down over a scandal during 2014-15.
He was replaced by Councillor Derek Eastman who will receive a vote of thanks during tonight’s ceremony in the chamber.
Mr Eastman is succeeded by Conservative councillor Keith McLean. His deputy will be Labour’s Stephen Coventry.
Here is a list of all past mayors:
1974-1975 Ernie Fryer Labour
1975-1976 Cecil Bowden Labour
1976-1977 Gerald Neale Conservative
1977-1978 Gordon Wilkinson Conservative
1978-1979 Albert Eley Conservative
1979-1980 Patrick Adams Conservative
1980-1981 Maurice Howell Conservative
1981-1982 Brian Baldry Conservative
1982-1983 Joan Butterworth Conservative
1983-1984 William Jones Labour
1984-1985 Frank Atter Labour
1985-1986 Luing Cowley Conservative
1986-1987 Bert Tapp Independent
1987-1988 David Taylor Independent
1988-1989 Tom Branson Conservative
1989-1990 Roger Bristow Labour
1990-1991 Betty Hanks Labour
1991-1992 William Harnett Labour
1992-1993 Fred Smith Labour
1993-1994 Les Hostler Labour
1994-1995 Edward Ellis Conservative
1995-1996 Bruce Hardwick Liberal Democrat
1996-1997 David Lewis Labour
1997-1998 Val Squires Labour
1998-1999 Grant Gillingham Labour
1999-2000 Ken Beeley Labour
2000-2001 Alf Woodcock Labour
2001-2002 Pat Seymour Liberal Democrat
2002-2003 Alan Pugh Liberal Democrat
2003-2004 John Monk Liberal Democrat
2004-2005 Norman Miles Labour
2005-2006 Philip Gerrella Liberal Democrat
2006-2007 Brin Carstens Conservative
2007-2008 Mike Barry Liberal Democrat
2008-2009 Jan Lloyd Labour
2009-2010 Euan Henderson Liberal Democrat
2010-2011 Debbie Brock Conservative
2011-2012 Alan Richards Liberal Democrat
2012-2013 Catriona Morris Conservative
2013-2014 Brian White Labour
2014-2015 Subhan Shafiq Liberal Democrat (resigned)
2014-2015 Derek Eastman Liberal Democrat