The Mayor of Bolton for 2023-2024 is Councillor Mohammed Ayub

Mayor 2023

Ayub was born in the small village of Ghora, Kotli, Azad Kashmir. He came to live in Bolton in 1972 at the age 15.

Ayub has worked in various sectors including Textile mills, manufacturing, commercial and later in the transport sector and local government for last 40 years.

Ayub was elected to Bolton Council in 2006 and has represented Great Lever Ward for the last 17 years. He has served as Vice Chairman of the Planning Committee, Cabinet member for Highways & Transport, Audit, Corporate and Place scrutiny Committee. He has also served as a Governor of Bolton Islamic Girls School.

Mohammed Ayub will be the first Bolton Mayor of Kashmiri origin and is exceptionally proud to be Bolton’s First Citizen. Ayub has chosen his wife Zaibun Nisa to be his Mayoress, they have been married for 45 years. Originally born in Pakistan, Zaibun has lived in the UK for many years. They have 6 beautiful children and 14 grandchildren.

Ayub anticipates a busy year ahead with Mayoral Duties:

“I feel very honoured 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 Mohammed Ayub
Mayor of Bolton


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A visit by the Mayor to your or another location

A visit to the Mayor’s parlour

Mayoral appointments

The Mayor and Mayoress 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 Mayoress are also pleased to;

  • receive special guests in the Mayor's parlour and greet overseas visitors
  • visit the homes of residents on special occasions e.g. diamond wedding anniversaries

Please inform us if there are any changes to your event that we will need to know about.  You can email us if there is more than two weeks until the date of the event, or phone on 01204 331090 if the event is sooner.

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