Links in a Chain - the Mayors of Bolton
Links in a Chain - The Mayors of Bolton
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Roger Hayes

Mayor of Bolton: 2017-18 (Liberal Democrat)

Born: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Educated: Cheltenham Grammar School; Exeter University

Worked in Personnel/HR Management, initially in local government (London Boroughs of Southwark and Lambeth) and then for a range of multi-national companies - sugar refining, plastics, aerospace engineering and food processing, mainly on Merseyside.

Moved to Bolton in 1973.

First elected to Bolton Council in 1984, representing Smithills Ward, apart from a two year break (1996-1998).

Deputy Leader of the Council and Executive Member for Environmental Services from 2004 to 2006.

Liberal Democrat group leader on Bolton Council between 2007-2017 and again from 2018 after retiring as Mayor

His wife, Jaleh was Mayoress.


Click for larger image Formal portrait of Roger Hayes as Mayor of Bolton.

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Click for larger image Formal portrait of Roger Hayes and wife Jaleh as Mayor and Mayoress of Bolton.

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