Links in a Chain - the Mayors of Bolton
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Frank Richard White

Mayor of Bolton: 2005-06 (Labour)

Born: 1939

Educated: Folds Road School, Bolton; Bolton Technical School

Son of Arthur Leslie White, a Sapper with the Royal Engineers who died in 1943 as a Japanese Prisoner of War while working on the infamous Burma-Siam Railway.

Worked in a mail order distribution firm.

Became an official in the General and Municipal Workers Union.

Represented Tonge Ward 1964-74, 1986-90 and Tonge with Haulgh Ward 1994-2012.

Honorary Alderman of Bolton Metropolitan Borough, admitted 2012.

MP for Bury and Radcliffe 1979-1983 (Labour).

Government Whip from 1976 and Opposition Whip from 1980.

Unsuccessfully contested Bolton North East constituency at the 1987 General Election.

Chairman of Lancashire Co-operative Development Agency.

Magistrate. Chairman of Bolton Magistrates Bench.

Chairman of East Bolton Regeneration Partnership.

A sometime amateur boxer and footballer.

Keen Bolton Wanderers supporter and a part-time football referee.

His wife, Eileen, was Mayoress.


Click for larger image Formal portrait of Frank White as Mayor of Bolton.

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Click for larger image Frank White as Mayor of Bolton in the Mayor's Parlour with a group of Elders from Bolton's Barbodhan Muslim community before taking them on a guided tour of the Town Hall and Council Chamber.

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Click for larger image Frank and Eileen White as Mayor and Mayoress of Bolton dancing together on Victoria Square during the Street Festival to mark the 60th Anniversary of the end of the Second World War held on 2 July 2005.

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Frank Richard White


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