The Mayor

The Longridge Mayoralty

The Town Mayor is elected each year in May by fellow Councillors and then serves in the role for 12 months.

The Mayor chairs full Council meetings twice a month and also chairs other sub-committees and often represents the Town Council working with other organisations.

The Mayor supports and represents many organisations in the Town and also attends events outside the Town as the representative of Longridge Town. If you would like the Mayor to attend an event or function please contact the Clerk.

The current town Mayor is Councillor Steve Ashcroft

Councillor Steve Ashcroft officially became the Mayor of  Longridge on 15th May 2019 after being handed the chains of office by former Mayor Cllr Paul Byrne.

Steve has lived in the Longridge area since 1993. Steve is now retired after being the former Chief Executive of Royal Preston Hospital and Director of the North West Development Agency.  

Steve is honoured to be Mayor for 2019/20, and proud to be an ambassador for the Town.  Steve's Mayoress will be his wife Sandra. 


Cllr Sarah Rainford formally took office as Deputy Mayor at the Town Council Meeting held on Wednesday 22nd May 2019.



Sarah has served on Longridge Council since 2006 and was previously Mayor of the Town in 2015/2016 and was Mayoress of Ribble Valley Borough Council in 2018/2019. 


Sarah has a very strong sense of community and the community is at the heart of everything she does.