The Mayor of Wandsworth

The Mayor of Wandsworth for 2023/24 is Councillor Sana Jafri.

The role of the Mayor

The role of Mayor of Wandsworth is non-political, acting as the civic lead for the borough leading on matters such as chairing of Council meetings, conducting citizenship ceremonies, and meeting foreign dignitaries and royalty. In addition, the Mayor undertakes and supports a wide variety of charitable and fundraising events and the community life in the borough.

Sometimes the Mayor’s Office is sent requests for assistance with operational front-line matters. We regret that we are unable to assist directly with these requests.

Find out how to contact the Council about front-line services and complaints.

The Mayor

Councillor Sana Jafri is an immigration lawyer, equality champion, human rights activist and community worker. She previously served as Deputy Mayor and takes over the role from the previous Mayor, Councillor Juliana Annan.

Councillor Jafri is a mother of two who was born in Tooting and still lives there. She volunteers with local youth groups and charities, campaigns for equality and human rights and has raised funds for St George’s Hospital.

In addition to her previous role as Deputy Mayor, Councillor Jafri served as Chair of both the Wandsworth Agreed Syllabus Conference and the Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education.

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Councillor Jafri takes over the role from the previous Mayor, Councillor Juliana Annan.

The Deputy Mayor

The borough’s Deputy Mayor for the year is Councillor Finna Ayres

Councillor Ayres is a councillor for East Putney. She is a retired architect and interested in urban planning, affordable housing and accessibility issues.

Charities

The charities Councillor Jafri will support over the coming year are:

  • Homestart Wandsworth 
  • Rackets Cubed
  • Tooting Community Kitchen

Find out more about these charities and how to make a donation.

Roll of Honour

Every year the Mayor recognises local people who have volunteered their time to help others via the Roll of Honour award and presents them with a special Wandsworth Mayoral pin. 

Invite the Mayor to an event

If you would like the Mayor or the Deputy Mayor to attend your event, you will need to submit a request at least 14 days before the date of the function.

Request a Mayoral visit

Keep up to date

Subscribe to the mayoral events mailing list to find out what the Mayor is doing.

Contact

To write to the Mayor please contact the Mayor’s Office: