Town Mayor 2023


A new Town Mayor for Broadstairs and St Peter’s Town Council

At the Annual Council Meeting on Monday 15th May 2023, Cllr Kristian Bright was elected Chairman of the Council for the 2023-2024 civic year. Cllr Bright announced his intention to use the term Mayor or Chairman and declared his Consort to be His wife, Cllr Joanne Bright.

At the same meeting Councillor Mike Garner was appointed Deputy Mayor of the Council.

Read Cllr Bright's acceptance speech - Mayoral Acceptance Speech 2023

About The Mayor - Cllr Kristian Bright  

The Mayor is an advertising professional who works with some of the world’s largest brands across a number of European countries. As an expert in driving cost efficiency, he is keen to use his considerable experience to ensure council budgets are allocated to the services where they will have the greatest positive impact.

With close family ties to Broadstairs and a real love of the town, the mayor moved here with his family ten years ago and his children have thrived at our local schools.

In May 2023, the residents of Broadstairs Viking Ward elected him to represent them on both the District and Town Councils, where he will serve on a number of committees and sub-committees.

The Mayor’s wife and consort, Councillor Joanne Bright represents Broadstairs Beacon Road Ward on both District and Town Councils.

The Mayor will continue the magnificent work done by his predecessors in supporting our residents and promoting our town. Moreover, Councillor Bright is an ardent believer in social justice and will use his tenure as mayor to be an advocate for the charities, groups and unseen heroes who support our community’s most vulnerable citizens.

Contact information  

To contact the Mayor to attend events please email  

The Mayor of Broadstairs & St. Peter's Cllr Kristian Bright, with The Mayors Consort, Cllr Joanne Bright. 
Picture taken in Pierremont Park, Broadstairs. 


The Mayor of Broadstairs & St. Peter's Cllr Kristian Bright, wearing his badge of office.
Picture taken in Pierremont Park, Broadstairs.