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About Me

As one of your local councillors, I’m here to represent you. Please use this site to find out more about what’s happening in our local area and my work as a Councillor. Let me know how I can help and what you think about the issues that affect our local area.

Holyrood Ward, the area we live in, comprises the North Eastern side of Prestwich north of the Metrolink line around Heaton Park. It also includes the “Kirkham”s area of Whitefield south of the Motorway and the distinct communities of Simister Village, and parts of Rhodes and Bowlea on the Rochdale Border.

Holyrood Ward has three local Liberal Democrat councillors, myself, Councillor Mary D’Albert and Councillor Steve Wright.

I moved to Holyrood ward as my first home in ‘adult life’ in about 1990 (on Heaton Street) and lived there for nearly 20 years, now I live just round the corner on Russell Street.

You can look at the agenda, the papers and the minutes of the meetings I have to attend at the Bury Council Committee site. Please contact me if you need to discuss any issue on these committees or outside bodies.

I also serve as a Governor on one of our local schools: St Margaret’s CoE Primary School on Heywood Road

Outside the Council
I have a full time paid job as Chief Executive of the Association of Liberal Democrat Councillors (ALDC). This is a membership organisation, that is an “associated” part of the Liberal Democrat party that brings together many of the 3,000 plus Lib Dem councillors in Britain. The organisation provides advice and support to Lib Dem Councillors and campaigners across the country.

Obviously I’m also a keen member of the Liberal Democrat Party, nationally and locally. If you’re interested in helping the Focus Team in Prestwich – either as a member or as an helper please get in touch. We regularly need help with focus delivery, campaigns, letter writing, organising events and more.

Prestwich
The Pickstone family have first moved to Prestwich in the middle of the 17th century, my great, great (many times!) grandfather Richard moved here with his family (from Cheshire) and is burried in Prestwich Parish Church (St Mary’s). He was born in 1646 and died in 1730. He is buried with his with wife Eleanor and with several members of their extended family nearbly in the churchyard. The family have lived in the Prestwich/Whitefield/Radcliffe area ever since.

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