The Mayor

1. Overview

Mayor and Deputy Mayor

Cllr Harold Craske (pictured above left), 72, was elected as the new Mayor of Gravesham on 9 May 2017 at the annual council meeting.

The Mayoress will be Cllr Craske's wife, Veronica.

The Deputy Mayor is Cllr David Hurley (pictured above, right)

Cllr Craske has been a Borough Councillor for 10 years, representing Higham for the last six years.  He has been Chairman of the Regulatory Board and the Licensing Committee and a member of several other committees. 

He represents Gravesham on two boards with Medway Council and was a Member of Kent County Council for four years where his main interest was in the protection and promotion of Common Land and Village Greens, having been a Judge's Clerk in that branch of the law in his early days as a civil servant.

Cllr Craske will be supporting a number of charities during his year and those to benefit are Parents Consortium, Ellenor Hospice, Salvation Army and House of Mercy.