Mayoral chains for local councillor Jeff Green

Mayor Green with Cadets at Mayor Making 2022
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Long-standing local councillor Jeff Green has been sworn in as Wirral’s Mayor for the next year.

Cllr Green was first elected to Wirral Council in 1986 as a member for Thurstaston Ward.

Following boundary changes in 2004, he was elected for the West Kirby and Thurstaston Ward which includes Caldy, Grange and Newton.

He was the Leader of the Council in 2010-2011 and in 2012, in addition to taking on numerous other responsibilities including, political lead for highways, Chairman of the Wirral West Constituency Committee, Chairman of the Hilbre Island Management Committee and Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Enterprise and Development Committee for Magenta Living.

He attended Hoylake Parade Secondary Modern school, and went on to attend night school and day release at Withens Lane Technical College, Birkenhead Technical College and Chester College of Further Education.

In 1985 he joined the Driver Vehicle and Standards Agency as a Vehicle Examiner and subsequently rose to become Head of Programme, Project and Change Management for the Agency.

The Mayoral ceremony

The Mayoress of Wirral is his wife Carol. They married in 1988 and have two daughters, Emma and Megan.

Carol is a retired teacher who taught in Wirral for 37 years, eventually becoming Head of Brackenwood Infant School.

The Mayor and Mayoress will support and raise funds for:

  • Maggie’s Wirral, a cancer caring centre based on the grounds of Clatterbridge Cancer Centre, one of the largest cancer hospitals in the UK.
  • IncuBabies, which was formed by a group of volunteers to raise funds for the Neo Natal Unit at Arrowe Park Women and Childrens’ Hospital.

The Mayor’s Special Charity Fund will also make contributions to other Wirral-based charities and voluntary groups at the end of the Mayoral year.

Photo credits: Wirral Council

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