Mayor to be Marion wants to meet the people

The next Mayor and Consort of Chorley, Councillors Marion and Adrian Lowe

The next Mayor and Consort of Chorley, Councillors Marion and Adrian Lowe

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The new mayor-elect of Chorley already has an idea of what she will be taking on as the first citizen of the borough.

Now their roles are set to reverse as Marion is set to be elected as mayor at the annual meeting of Chorley Council tonight, and Adrian will become her consort.

Marion has been a councillor representing Chorley north east ward since 2003 and had served the Euxton South ward from 1996 to 2000.

She said: “It is such an honour to be chosen as Chorley’s first citizen.

“We do know what the role entails as I was mayoress when Adrian was mayor and I’m so looking forward to it.

“I just want to meet as many people as possible from the various community groups and organisations in the borough.”

Marion was born in Coppull, attended Coppull Primary School and Southlands High School and works for Bailcast in Chorley.

She met Adrian in 1997 and they were married at Astley Hall in June 2001.

They are both committed to helping the local
community.

Marion lists her interests as walking their dogs Jock and Tilly, wildlife, the countryside and animal welfare.

She has chosen three main charities to support during her year in office, which are Derian House Children’s Hospice, Chorley; St Catherine’s Hospice, Lostock Hall, and Chorley-based Home-Start Central Lancashire.

Plus she will support three smaller charities – Cuerden Valley Park Trust, Crossroads Chorley and the PDSA.

She added: “All the charities I have chosen to support are dear to my heart.”

Councillor Adrian Lowe will be consort for 2015/16, supporting his wife in her role as mayor of Chorley.

He was born in Chorley and attended All Saints Primary School, Southlands High and Runshaw College before going on to Salford University.

He is a civil servant and has worked for the Pension Service in Blackpool since 1988.

Adrian has been a councillor in Chorley north east since 1995, having previously serving Coppull South from 1990 to 1994.