The Mayor of Newton Abbot

Councillor Michael Joyce

The Mayor of Newton Abbot for 2021/2022 is Councillor Michael Joyce and he will be raising money through various events for his Charity Horsemanship for Health. For more information on this Charity see

Mayor’s Cadet and Chaplain

Each year a cadet from one of the youth services in the Town is chosen to be the Mayoral Cadet for the forthcoming year.

Cadet Cpl Eleanor Horton from the 1322 Air Training Corps has been chosen to act at the Mayor’s Cadet for 2021/2022.   A standby Cadet, Cadet Tiena Field has also been chose. One or both of the cadets will accompany the Mayor to various engagements. 

The Mayor’s Chaplain for the year will be Ben Maynard.

Contact Details

Councillor Michael Joyce
45 Torquay Road
Newton Abbot
TQ12 2JB

Telephone: Home 01626 337770
Mobile: 07712 668969
Email: [email protected]

If you would like the Mayor to officially attend a function please contact the Mayor’s Secretary, Mrs Carla Winsborrow 01626 201120 or email [email protected]

Details of the Mayor

Date joined Newton Abbot Town Council – 2016

Ward – Bushell

Political Party – Independent

Member of the Town Council Committees: Community & Heritage Committee, Finance & Audit Committee, Planning Committee, Policy & Resources Committee, Events Sub-Committee, Staffing Sub-Committee, Community Engagement Group, Strategic Planning Forum, Neighbourhood Plan Monitoring Group

Personal Details

Born in Okehampton in 1947 and attended the Okehampton Primary and Secondary Schools.

I am married to Susan Jane with a stepdaughter and stepson and five grandchildren.

I worked for South West Water from 1975 until 1991. In 1992 I joined Devon Community Housing until 2005.

In 2019 I achieved my Bsc (Hons) at the Open University

I enjoy cricket and I am a coordinator of Neighbourhood Watch and Speed Watch.