New Mayor of Lincoln “honoured to represent our wonderful city”


Conservative councillor Yvonne Bodger has been announced as the 810th Mayor of Lincoln, describing it as a “privilege” to become part of the city’s rich history.

Yvonne replaces fellow Conservative Andrew Kerry in the role, who was re-elected in the Hartsholme ward in the City of Lincoln Council elections on May 5.

She will be sworn in at a ceremony taking place at Lincoln’s Guildhall on Tuesday, May 17.

Yvonne moved to Lincoln in 1966 from the village of Eastville, near Spilsby, where she went to school.

In the last 50 years, she has been involved as a volunteer in hospitals, schools and playgroups, the director of the YMCA and a councillor for both the city and county council.

She has returned to the council as a councillor for the Minster ward following a two-year absence, after being narrowly defeated in the 2014 council elections.

Yvonne will raise money for the British Heart Foundation during her time as mayor.

She said: “I am greatly looking forward to becoming the 810th Mayor of Lincoln, a position with such prestige and historical importance.

Many esteemed people have held the post before me and it is a privilege to become part of Lincoln’s history.

“I will feel honoured to represent our wonderful city.”

Outgoing mayor Andrew Kerry raised just under £4,000 for his charity LIVES, during his year-long stint in the post.