Cllr Brenda Warrington to be appointed Leader of Tameside Council on Wednesday
Monday 29th January 2018 16:18 Denton & Audenshaw News Tameside Posted by Lee Wild

Cllr Brenda Warrington has been chosen as the new leader of Tameside Council.

She replaces Kieran Quinn, who sadly passed away on 25 December after suffering a heart attack.

Her appointment will be officially confirmed at a council meeting on Wednesday (31 January).

She’ll become the first female leader in the history of the Tameside Borough.

Brenda has represented the Denton West Ward for 16 years, first being elected in 2002. She is a member of Denton Town Council, the Executive Cabinet and the Health and Social Care Partnership Board.

Cllr Warrington also served as the Civic Mayor of Tameside in 2012 and 2013.

Congratulations poured in on social media for the popular councillor, including messages from all of Tameside’s MP’s.

Writing on Twitter, Denton & Reddish MP Andrew Gwynne said: “Huge congratulations to Denton West Councillor Brenda Warrington who has just been elected leader of Tameside Labour Group. Tameside’s first female leader and she WILL be great (I’m biased, she’s my Agent and CLP Chair too)”

Angela Rayner tweeted she was looking forward to working with Cllr Warrington: “Congratulations to Denton West Councillor Brenda Warrington who today was elected leader of Tameside Labour Group. Brenda becomes Tameside’s first female group leader. I look forward to working with you and the continued support to my constituents in Ashton and Droylsden.”

Hyde & Stalybridge MP Jonathan Reynolds also said he was looking forward to continuing their work: “Congratulations to @cllrbwarrington, elected today as the new leader of Tameside Labour. Looking forward to working with you on behalf of Stalybridge, Hyde, Mossley, Dukinfield and Longdendale.”

Featured photo: Cllr Brenda Warrington at a previous Denton Carnival