Until 1974, Wantage had two local government councils: Wantage Rural District, which had its headquarters in Belmont, Wantage and Wantage Urban District, which had its headquarters in Portway. These bodies were both abolished as part of the Local Government Act 1972 with the formation of Wantage Town Council. Mayors are elected for one year at the Annual Council Meeting which is held every May. This list of Past Mayors runs from the formation of Wantage Town Council.

  • 1974 JWE Humphries
  • 1975 JWE Humphries
  • 1976 RG Goodenough
  • 1977 RG Goodenough
  • 1978 BE Cooper
  • 1979 BE Cooper
  • 1980 PAC Rolls
  • 1981 PAC Rolls
  • 1982 ED Keen
  • 1983 A Chynoweth
  • 1984 A Chynoweth
  • 1985 RG Goodenough
  • 1986 RG Goodenough
  • 1987 PAC Rolls
  • 1988 JC Moley
  • 1989 KE Collyer
  • 1990 KE Collyer
  • 1991 J Hutchinson
  • 1992 J Hutchinson
  • 1993 PJ Mercer
  • 1994 PJ Mercer
  • 1995 JC Moley
  • 1996 JC Moley
  • 1997 T Fraser
  • 1998 T Fraser
  • 1999 JT Hannaby
  • 2000 JT Hannaby
  • 2001 JT Hannaby
  • 2002 P Kent
  • 2003 JT Hannaby
  • 2004 J Reynolds
  • 2005 J Reynolds
  • 2006 J Reynolds
  • 2007 L Todd
  • 2008 P O’Leary
  • 2009 P O’Leary
  • 2010 J Sibbald
  • 2011 CEC Dickson
  • 2012 CEC Dickson
  • 2013 F Roper
  • 2014 F Roper
  • 2015 CS Dickson
  • 2016 S Trinder
  • 2017 S Trinder
  • 2018 C McCarthy