Mayor of Trafford

Councillor Dolores O'Sullivan

Mayor and Mayoress of Trafford

Councillor Dolores O’Sullivan joined Trafford Council in 2010 and since this time she has represented both Stretford and Flixton wards, and has also served on several committees including health scrutiny, planning and employment.  Dolores considers it an honour and privilege to serve the community of Trafford in the role of Deputy Mayor.  

Dolores was born in Co Kerry, Ireland, which is where she grew up and was educated. She came to England in her 20’s to work for the family business, which was based in Manchester. Dolores’s professional background is in Construction & CE, working with Corporate Organisations, Local Authorities and Government Bodies that undertook all types of building & Civil Engineering work. 

Living in Trafford for over 40 years Dolores has made it her home. As a single parent, following divorce, she brought up two children, supporting them through college and university. She is now a proud grandparent of two grandsons and a granddaughter​. 

Dolores has done much work with community groups in Trafford supporting Friends of parks, was vice chair for Stretford Town Partnership and co-opted member of Tenants and residents Associations.  

As a Stretford Councillor Dolores worked closely with the Council to secure funding for a lay-by outside the Mall and was the founder and Chair of Stretford Hive committees, she secured funding from the Mary Portas scheme to enable the opening of a rent-free unit in the Mall for the local community to learn, relax and enjoy. Dolores was also a member of Trafford Locality Partnership. 

Dolores has always been involved in charity/voluntary work. She has worked with Mind, supporting people with depression. Dolores has a Certificate in Counselling and this enabled her to provide 24-hour counselling support for the National Charity ‘With Dignity’, worked actively with churches, schools, local charities and Public Relations Officers for the ‘Rose of Tralee’ raising money for various charities.  

Dolores has been a School Governor for over 20 years, at Urmston Junior School, St Margaret Ward & now Our Lady of the Rosary. She is also a Church Registrar at St John Henry Newman Parish. 

When she does get time to relax Dolores enjoys spending time with her family, catching up with friends. She is qualified in holistic therapies including reflexology, Indian Head and Complementary Therapy, and she is also a Reiki Master. 

Requesting the Mayor's attendance

Both the Mayor and Mayoress look forward to their year in office and representing and serving residents, organisations and groups in the Borough.

If the Mayor is called upon to speak, state the name of toast, the subject of speech, the speech length and any relevant guest list before the question re dress code.

If you would like the Mayor and Consort to attend an event, you can either request Mayoral attendance or write to us:

Mayor's Office
Trafford Town Hall
Talbot Road
M32 0TH

Invitations will not be considered without a minimum of 14 clear days notice.

Mayor's Charity

If you would like to make a contribution to the Mayor's charity supporting Little Green Sock Project, Trafford Domestic Abuse Services and Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors without Borders), send a cheque made payable to "Mayor of Trafford's Charity Fund" and send it to:

Mayor's Office
Trafford Town Hall
Talbot Road
M32 0TH

Deputy Mayor

The Deputy Mayor is Councillor Amy Whyte and the Deputy Consort is Sarah Hooks.

Learn more about The Mayor of Trafford

Mayoral insignia

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Past mayors

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Trafford Coat of Arms

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