The Mayor of Bolton for 2022-2023 is Councillor Akhtar Zaman

The Mayor

Akhtar was born in a village called Jatria Klan, Punjab, Pakistan. He came to live in Bolton over 36 years ago. Attended Bolton College and Bolton Institute of Higher Education (University of Bolton.

Akhtar has worked in the voluntary sector, local/central government, NHS and higher education as an equality, diversity, and inclusion specialist for over 25 years.

Akhtar was elected to Bolton Council in 2002 and has represented Halliwell Ward for over 20 years. He has served as Executive Member for Housing and Regeneration, Environmental Services, Community and Neighbourhood Services and Corporate Resources (covering HR, Legal Services, Procurement and Finance) between 2006 and 2019. He has also served as a Magistrate in Bolton, a Governor of Bolton College and Bolton Sixth Form College.

Akhtar Zaman will be Bolton’s first Asian Muslim Mayor and is exceptionally proud to be Bolton’s First Citizen.
Akhtar has chosen his wife Nargis to be his Mayoress, they have been married for over 36 years. Originally born in Pakistan, Nargis has lived in the UK for many years. They have three daughters and two wonderful grandchildren.

During his time as Mayor, Akhtar will be raising Funds for his chosen Charites:

  • Fortalice
  • Bolton Hospice
  • Bolton Wanderers in the Community
  • Girlguiding

Akhtar anticipates a busy year ahead with Mayoral Duties: “I feel very privilaged to have been chosen to represent the People of Bolton, it’s the greatest honour of my life. Bolton has a lot to offer and has immense potential. Over the next 12 months I look forward to raising the profile of Bolton and meeting people from all walks of life.”

Cllr Akhtar Zaman Mayor of Bolton

Details of The Mayor’s Charities


43 Bradford St

Bolton Hospice

Queens Park Street
Off Chorley New Road


Bolton Wanderers in the Community

University of Bolton Stadium
Burnden Way




Request a visit

A visit by the Mayor to your or another location

A visit to the Mayor’s parlour

Mayoral appointments

The Mayor and Consort are available to represent Bolton at a wide range of functions and events organised by:

  • firms and businesses in the borough
  • schools, youth centres and other organisations
  • voluntary, charitable and cultural organisations

The Mayor and Consort are also pleased to;

  • receive special guests in the Mayor's parlour and greet overseas visitors
  • visit the homes of residents on special occasions eg diamond weddings

If you are aware of a change more than two weeks in advance email us.

If there is less than two weeks before the event, call us on 01204 331090.

You will need to quote your reference number - you will find this at the top of correspondence we have sent you.