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Mayor of Barrow - 2014-2015 - Councillor Mrs. Marie Derbyshire

Councillor Marie Derbyshire has been appointed Mayor for 2014-2015.

Background Information

Marie was born in a little village called Halton on Lune, near Lancaster.  She comes from a loving close knit family and she has two sisters, Ann and Lorraine.  Marie met her husband in 1973 and married in 1974.  On 1st April, 2014 they celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary.

Marie never thought she would leave Halton, but circumstances dictate.  Her grandfather was made redundant and her grandmother, who had experience in the hospitality trade were offered the job as Managers to run a hotel in Poulton le Fylde.  Her dad went into the same line of work - he was Manager, alongside Marie's mum of the Steelworks Hotel and Marie and Steve followed them (this was in 1976).

They fell in love with Barrow and Barrovians straight away.  Marie classes herself as Barrovian and the move to Barrow-in-Furness has been one of the best things she has ever done.  She never expected to be selected by her friends and fellow Labour Councillors for the position of Deputy Mayor (a great honour in itself), but to be elected as Mayor and to represent the people of Barrow and the Borough as their Ambassador leaves Marie overwhelmed with pride.  She thanks everyone who has put their trust in her as Councillor Marie Derbyshire, Mayor of the Borough of Barrow-in-Furness.

Deputy Mayor of Barrow

The Deputy Mayor of Barrow for 2014/2015 is Councillor Ann Thomson.  Councillor Thomson's consort will be her mother, Mrs. Margaret Garratt.