Carole Ruth Swarbrick
Mayor of Bolton: 2015-16 (Liberal Democrat)
Born: Hartlepool, County Durham 1954
Educated: Henry Smith Grammar School, Hartlepool, County Durham
Born Carole Smith.
Grew up in Brackhall, Hartlepool. Parents owned a dairy.
Father was a staunch Conservative while her mother came from a family of socialist miners.
Worked as a teacher with most of her career spent teaching in special education.
Councillor for Smithills Ward since 1996.
Governor of Church Road and Ladywood schools.
Her friend, Jaleh Hayes, was Mayoress.