Mayor of North Lincolnshire re-elected for another year

Your Council
11:09, Wednesday, 22nd May 2024

Cllr Janet Longcake has been elected and sworn in as the 28th Mayor at the council’s annual Mayor Making ceremony.  

Cllr Janet Longcake, ward member for Bottesford was elected at the council’s annual meeting on 16 May at The Baths Hall alongside her Consort Ms Joanne Saunby. She said:  

“I am proud to live in North Lincolnshire and look forward to being an ambassador for North Lincolnshire once again in the coming year.” 

Cllr Longcake served as the Mayor of North Lincolnshire last year and has been re-elected. During this time, her chosen appeal fund charities were Macmillan Cancer Support and Bosom Family Support. A total of £18,269.64 was raised.  

This year, Cllr Longcake has chosen to support The Heath Tree Foundation charity through the Mayor’s Appeal Fund.  

If you, or someone you know is taking part in a challenge and looking for brilliant local causes to support, the Mayor would be delighted to receive your donations. 

The Deputy Mayor is Cllr Carol Ross and the Deputy Consort is Mrs Rachel Watchorn.  

About Cllr Janet Longcake  

Cllr Longcake was born in Scunthorpe and moved to Broughton as a child. She attended Broughton Primary School and later went on to the Girls High School in Brigg. On leaving school she started working at the British Steel Coke Ovens for Richard Thomas and Baldwins Limited. 

Cllr Longcake was married for 25 years to her first husband before being widowed in 1996, they had two children, Darren and Joanne. Ten years later Janet met and married her second husband, Derek Longcake a local professional painter and decorator. Her interest in North Lincolnshire Council began when Derek was elected as a member for Bottesford Ward. When Derek passed away due to Covid 19 in April 2020 she decided to carry on his council work and was elected ward member for Bottesford in a by-election in May 2021. Cllr Longcake’s Consort is her daughter Ms Joanne Saunby. 

Janet worked in the retail sector for many years and has been a volunteer at Scunthorpe General Hospital for the last 12 years. 

Pictured (left to right) – Jemma Qualter, The Mayor, Cllr Janet Longcake and Elaine Weir, from The Health Tree Foundation. Photo taken by David Lee Photography Ltd.