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