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 Town Mayors runs from the formation of Wantage Town Council.

  • 1974/1975 JWE Humphries
  • 1975/1976 JWE Humphries
  • 1976/1977 RG Goodenough
  • 1977/1978 RG Goodenough
  • 1978/1979 BE Cooper
  • 1979/1980 BE Cooper
  • 1980/1981 PAC Rolls
  • 1981/1982 PAC Rolls
  • 1982/1983 ED Keen
  • 1983/1984 A Chynoweth
  • 1984/1985 A Chynoweth
  • 1985/1986 RG Goodenough
  • 1986/1987 RG Goodenough
  • 1987/1988 PAC Rolls
  • 1988/1989 JC Moley
  • 1989/1990 KE Collyer
  • 1990/1991 KE Collyer
  • 1991/1992 J Hutchinson
  • 1992/1993 J Hutchinson
  • 1993/1994 PJ Mercer
  • 1994/1995 PJ Mercer
  • 1995/1996 JC Moley
  • 1996/1997 JC Moley
  • 1997/1998 T Fraser
  • 1998/1999 T Fraser
  • 1999/2000 JT Hannaby
  • 2000/2001 JT Hannaby
  • 2001/2002 JT Hannaby
  • 2002/2003 P Kent
  • 2003/2004 JT Hannaby
  • 2004/2005 J Reynolds
  • 2005/2006 J Reynolds
  • 2006/2007 J Reynolds
  • 2007/2008 L Todd
  • 2008/2009 P O’Leary
  • 2009/2010 P O’Leary
  • 2010/2011 J Sibbald
  • 2011/2012 CEC Dickson
  • 2012/2013 CEC Dickson
  • 2013/2014 F Roper
  • 2014/2015 F Roper
  • 2015/2016 CS Dickson
  • 2016/2017 SM Trinder
  • 2017/2018 SM Trinder
  • 2018/2019 CTP McCarthy
  • 2019/2020 J Sibbald