Mayor of Westhoughton: 2004-05 (Liberal Democrat)
Born: 1933 Wigan, Lancashire
Died: 22 February 2012 Bolton
Educated: Rose Bridge Secondary School, Wigan
Lived in Westhoughton from 1963.
Joiner and engineers pattern maker.
Councillor from 1999 representing Central Ward.
Father of Janet Halliwell, Mayor 2000 -2001.
At his inauguration he said "I'm very proud to be taking over, especially after my daughter did the job four years ago. I hope I can do as good a job as my predecessors. I'm expecting it to be a wonderful year to be in office as we are also celebrating the centenary of our Town Hall."
Member Westhoughton Rotary Club
His Mayoral charities were the Dermatology Unit, Bolton Hospital and The Heart Foundation.
His wife, Florence, was Mayoress.