Councillor Mrs Patricia Young
Councillor Mrs Patricia Young was born and brought up in Malta where she lived, apart from a three year period working as a bi-lingual Secretary for the United Nations in Rome, until she met and married her husband Councillor Michael Young who was then stationed in Malta with the Royal Engineers. They moved to the UK in 1970 and then travelled around Europe and the Middle East on military postings before settling in Trafford in 1980. Councillor Mrs Young was granted British Nationality in 1994 and now holds dual British and Maltese Nationality.
She speaks four languages and graduated with a BA (Hons) in Fine Arts at the Manchester Metropolitan University in 1999.
Once settled in Trafford, Cllr Mrs Young worked for a short time with the then Area Health Authority then took up a position with a local Plastics Injection Moulding Company where she was PA to the Managing Director and two other Members of the Board. She left this job once the children had left school to join her husband in the Sultanate of Oman.
Councillor Mrs Young was elected in 2004 and concentrated on working as Vice Chairman of the Trafford Health Scrutiny Committee and as a member of the Greater Manchester Health Scrutiny Committee. She also sat on Traffordís Core Scrutiny Committee, was one of Traffordís representatives on the Fire Authority and presently sits on the Board of St. Vincentís Catholic Primary School. She is also on the Board of Genie Networks, a local charity giving aid and support to members of the Deaf community in Trafford which she assisted in founding in 2007, acting as Chairman for the first two years.
She has a son and a daughter and is devoted to her five grandchildren all still under the age of 6. Hobbies include painting in oils and water colour, reading, going to classical concerts and to the theatre and playing Bridge.
The chosen charities to be supported this year by the Mayor and Consort are the Christie Charity and Genie Networks (please see further information at the end of this biography).