Wayne Trakas-Lawlor

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Cllr Trakas-Lawlor as Deputy Mayor of Croydon
Wayne Trakas-Lawlor, formerly Wayne Lawlor, born c. 1966 (aged 39 in January 2016)[1]) is a Labour politician and former trade union official. He is a "a Croydon boy born and bred"[1] and was elected to Croydon council in 2010 for South Norwood ward.[2]

He became Deputy Mayor of Croydon in 2015 and Croydon's first openly-gay Mayor in 2016.[1]

In 2018 he did not seek re-election to the Council as he and his husband were moving out of the area.[3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Samantha Booth, "Croydon to welcome first openly gay mayor Wayne Trakas-Lawlor this year". Croydon Advertiser, 26 January 2016
  2. "CROYDON CHARACTER: Union man turned Labour councillor Wayne Lawlor tells Cherry Wilson about the challenges of his first year in office". Croydon Advertiser, 3 June 2011.
  3. "Former Mayor of Croydon decides to stand down from council", Inside Croydon, 16 October 2017.