Mayor of Trafford

Councillor Laurence Walsh

Mayor and Mayoress of Trafford

Councillor Laurence Walsh has been an elected member since 2000. First representing Talbot Ward and since 2004 Gorse Hill Ward. In his time as a member of Trafford Council, he has served on the Health Scrutiny Committee, Licensing and was the Chair of the Planning and Development Management Committee.

Laurence grew up in Old Trafford and attended Saint Wilfred’s R.C. Primary School, Hulme and then Saint Mary’s R.C Secondary School in Stretford. He is employed as a Postman with Royal Mail at their offices on Norton Street in Old Trafford. He is a Communication Workers Union representative within the delivery office. He attends St. Ann’s Church in Stretford and St Hugh of Lincoln Church in Lostock.

Laurence is a Governor at Lostock High School and previously served as the Chair of Governors at Gorse Hill Primary School.

Laurence enjoys volunteering in the local community and has supported many community projects over the years such as working with young people, the homeless, “Fun day’s in Gorse Hill Park” and “Litter Picks” in Gorse Hill Ward. He is a member of “Gorgeous Gorse Hill” a residents group looking to improve the area for everyone.

He enjoys travelling, film, TV, cycling, music, books, running and working out in the gym.

Laurence’s chosen charities for his Mayoral year are Gorse Hill Studios and Trafford Trussell Trust Food banks.

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

Mayor's Office
Trafford Town Hall
Talbot Road
Stretford
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 Gorse Hill Studios and Trafford Trussell Trust Food banks, please send a cheque made payable to "Mayor of Trafford's Charity Fund" and send it to:

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

Deputy Mayor

The Deputy Mayor is Councillor Chris Boyes and the Deputy Mayoress is Mrs Pamela Boyes.

Learn more about The Mayor of Trafford

Mayoral insignia

For official engagements, chain of office of the Mayor and Mayoress are worn. Find out about the history of the Chains.

Past mayors

From 1974 onwards, find out who has been Mayor of Trafford.

Trafford Coat of Arms

Read about the history of the Trafford coat of arms and discover the meaning behind its design.