Mayor of Trafford

Councillor Tom Ross

Councillor Tom Ross has represented Stretford Ward since May 2008.  He has served as Labour’s Spokesperson for Finance and before that was Labour’s Spokesperson for Supporting Children and Families. 

Tom lives in Stretford but grew up in Timperley. He attended Heyes Lane Infant & Junior School and Altrincham Grammar School for Boys- where he set up the School’s Student Council.  He also attended the London School of Economics where he was awarded a BSc in Economic History. 

In 2010 Tom was Labour’s parliamentary candidate for Altrincham & Sale West. 

Tom’s work history includes managing Kate Green MP’s constituency office, being a Retail Branch Manager for HSBC and also working for Sainsbury’s in Sale.  He is currently a governor at Victoria Park Junior School in Stretford and was previously a governor at Stretford High School. 

In his spare time Tom enjoys catching up with family and friends as well as travelling, listening to music and attending the theatre. 

Tom’s chosen charities for the year are: Trafford Mencap and St Ann’s Community Refugee Project (a project led by St Ann’s Church and supported by Stretford United- a group of students from Stretford High School and Stretford Grammar).

Mayoress - Councillor Anne Duffield

Councillor Anne Duffield has represented Longford Ward since 2011.  In this time she has been the Shadow Executive member for Economic Growth and more recently for Transformation and Resources.  She has also been a member of the Public Protection Committee for the last four years.  Her passions are in housing, homelessness and education. 

Anne is currently Head of Housing Access at Northwards Housing where she has worked for twelve years.  This includes managing the housing register for access to social housing in Manchester and working closely with colleagues in homelessness and health services to improve housing outcomes for all. 

Anne has been a resident of Trafford for twenty years and lives in Stretford. 

Anne is a Governor at Seymour Park Community Primary School and a former board member of Trafford Housing Trust.

Anne enjoys travelling when time permits as well as fitting in as many theatre and concert trips as possible.

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.

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 Trafford Mencap and St Ann’s Community Refugee Project (a project led by St Ann’s Church and supported by Stretford United- a group of students from Stretford High School and Stretford Grammar)., 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, Manchester, M32 0TH.

Mayor's Fund Functions


Deputy Mayor

The Deputy Mayor is Councillor Rob Chilton and the Deputy Mayoresses are Mrs Zoe Marshall and Councillor Mrs Laura Evans.

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.

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