Manchester City Council have, today, announced that Councillor Donna Ludford has been elected as Lord Mayor of Manchester.
Cllr. Ludford was elected as councillor for Ancoats and Clayton, subsequently a councillor for Clayton and Openshaw, after the boundaries changed. She has been the Deputy Chair and the Chair of the Licensing Committee.
Speaking about her election, she said:
“Manchester has been my home for my whole life. It is where my children and grandchildren live, and I am passionate about making the city better for future generations.
One of my key priorities is to focus on young people that are in the care system. As a care leaver myself I believe we can work with this sometimes-forgotten community and ensure that they receive support from Manchester City Council.
I have worked at Manchester City Council since the mid-1990s, where I started as a cleaner, I love the city and have been here for its key moments. I am excited to take my position as Lord Mayor and be involved at the heart of the Council.”
With a passion for working with children who are struggling with their education, Cllr Ludford is well suited to come into the role at a time when the UK Government are aiming to even out the regional inequalities and improve the opportunities for children from all backgrounds.