Mayor of Bolton: 2016-17 (Labour)
Represented Breightmet Ward.
Prior to this she represented Bradshaw and Crompton wards.
Served on several committees including the Planning and Licensing committees.
Represented Bolton on the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Authority for 12 years, and was a member of the Bolton Adoption Panel.
Qualified as a nurse and later worked as a Disability Officer. She retired from nursing in 2012.
Her husband and Mayor's Consort, Cllr John Byrne also represented Breightmet Ward.