The Liberal Democrat Group on Warrington Borough Council (as elected on 6th May 2021)
28 Marlfield Road, Grappenhall
07583 001 267
Born in Warrington, Ryan has lived in Grappenhall most of his life, attending Bradshaw Community Primary and Lymm High School. After studying at Lancaster University and spending two years working in the oil industry, Ryan returned to Warrington in 2010 to train as a teacher. He has taught geography in local secondary schools since then.
Having been motivated to join the Lib Dems at the age of sixteen by the work of local campaigners such as Ted Lafferty and Barbara Mawer, Ryan was elected to Grappenhall & Thelwall Parish Council in 2012. Since then he has been involved in the Parish Council's efforts to conserve Church Lane providing a heritage briefing to planners from Warrington BC. He has also worked with the GYCA to ensure the continued success of Grappenhall Community Centre. Ryan has also led the organising for the successful Open Grappenhall & Thelwall weekend, which was first held in May 2015, bringing together a range of local organisations to put on activities for the villages.
46 Georges Crescent, Grappenhall
01925 213 612 / 07920 288 974
Lymm North & Thelwall
Bob Barr OBE
Pear Trees, 2A Dane Bank Road, Lymm
01925 750 910 / 07890 559 920
Bob is Leader of the Liberal Democrat group and spokesman on Planning, Regeneration and Housing. He is a retired University Lecturer, Visiting Professor at the University of Liverpool and still chairs the company spun out of his university laboratory. He is an urban and social geographer, which has led to his interest in the planning and regeneration job he now holds, he is also an IT specialist and was awarded his OBE in 2008 "for services to geography".
Bob is particularly interested in housing and is particularly proud of the successful stock transfer which has passed control of all the Council's rented properties to the newly established Golden Gates Housing Trust.
37 Clearwater Quays, Latchford
01925 637 398 / 07920 288 968
Wendy grew up in Thelwall and went to school in Thelwall and Lymm. In the past she worked as a care home manager in Lymm. She has served on Grappenhall and Thelwall Parish Council for many years and has represented Grappenhall and Thelwall on Warrington Borough Council since 1999. She joined the Liberal Democrats because the Lib Dem councillors at that time, Barbara Mawer and Ted Lafferty had similar views to Wendy about serving the community. For four years when the Liberal Democrats led Warrington Council, Wendy was chairman of the Health Scrutiny Committee. She is strongly in favour of bringing health and social care together to improve lives for people.
Ian Marks MBE
80A Whitbarrow Road, Lymm
01925 753 051 / 07813 367 194
32 Wychwood Avenue, Lymm
07890 046 028
75 Grappenhall Road, Stockton Heath
01925 265 237
Peter has lived in Stockton Heath since 1968 and is married to Judith. They have four children and six grandchildren. He worked as an executive for a chemical and energy company. He was a Cheshire County Councillor from 1989 to 1998 and was the first Lib Dem to chair that Council.
He was elected to Warrington Council when it became a Unitary Authority and was in charge of Finance and Resources when the Lib Dems took over the leadership of the Council in 2006. He also sits on both Appleton and Stockton Heath Parish Councils.
Peter was Deputy Chair of the Police Authority for six years and was made a Deputy Lieutenant of Cheshire in 2006. He sits on the South Warrington Neighbourhood Board and chairs the board of governors at a local secondary school. He is a trustee of three national and local charities. When time allows, his interests include photography, cars, driving and fixing things!
2 Cawdor Street, Stockton Heath
07890 560 890
Judith was born and grew up in Appleton, attending local schools. After university, she trained as a librarian and worked for the British Council for many years. Judith was a Councillor for Whittle Hall from 2004-2011 and enjoyed it so much she stood for Appleton in 2014, successfully taking over from fellow LibDem Judith Walker.
In 2009, Judith qualified as a mental health nurse and now works with dementia sufferers. In her spare time, Judith enjoys cycling, running, gardening, baking and learning the trumpet. Her pet hates as a councillor are graffiti, flyposting, bad parking and lack of consideration for cyclists!