Deputy Leader, Manchester City Council |
Sue was elected as a member of Manchester City Council in 1995. She is a Labour and Co-operative Party Councillor, representing Brooklands Ward in Wythenshawe.
She is Deputy Leader of the Council, and has held that position since 2010. Her current responsibilities include Public Service Reform, international links, social inclusion and equalities.
Previous portfolios include Finance and Resources, and Employment and Skills.
She is also a member of the Local Government Association's Resources Board, and leads on European Funding for the LGA, as well as Employment and Skills.
Sue is also Chair of Governors of The Manchester College Group, which includes one of the largest FE colleges in the country. She is also Chair of Novus, part of the same group, and the biggest provider of education in prisons in England. She is also chair of trustees of MASH (Manchester Action on Street Health), who work with marginalised and vulnerable women involved in sex work.
Previous jobs include working for a newspaper, and for a Member of the European Parliament.
In her spare time, Sue enjoys reading, sewing, travelling and is a lifelong Manchester City fan.