Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Council

East Suffolk Council Chairman East Suffolk Council Vice-Chairman

Councillor Jenny Ceresa

Councillor Chris Blundell


The Chairman of the Council is elected in May each year at the Annual Meeting of Full Council. The Chairman provides civic and ceremonial leadership for the council and represents the council at numerous events and functions. The Chairman chairs the meetings of Full Council including ensuring that the council's constitution is upheld at those meetings. 


Once elected, the Chairman rises above party politics in chairing meetings of Full Council and acting as the council’s representative at formal or public engagements during his/her year of office. The Chairman of the Council wears a chain of office when carrying out civic duties but, does not have any formal robes. The Chairman is supported by a Vice-Chairman, also elected at the annual meeting of Full Council. 


If you would like to invite the Chairman of the Council to an event please address any invitations to the Chairman’s Secretary.