The Chair and Vice-Chair of Lewes District Council are elected by the council annually. The Chair's role is non-political, similar to that of a mayor in other councils. The Chair works to promote the District as a whole, acting as the First Citizen of the District of Lewes
The Chair of Lewes District Council:
Councillor Stephen Gauntlett, who represents Seaford Central, is the current Chair of Lewes District Council.
Councillor Gauntlett’s wife Rose will be acting as his Consort during his year in office
Vice-chair of Lewes District Council:
Councillor Johnny Denis, who represents Ouse Valley and Ringmer, is the Vice-Chair of the council.