Councillor Sylvia Liddle
Sylvia has lived in Roe Lee Ward for over 10 years. She was born in Blackburn and has two grown-up children and a grand-daughter. Prior to her retirement, Sylvia was employed as a schools’ swimming teacher for 37 years. Sylvia represented Queens Park Ward from 1979 to 1988, was the Mayor of the old Borough of Blackburn 1987, and was formerly President of the Blackburn NASUWT branch.
Address: c/o Democratic Services, Floor 2, Town Hall, Blackburn, BB1 7DY
Telephone: 01254 264589
"I have been a School Governor for 40 years and a Magistrate for nearly 30 years. I have a strong belief in public service, have a wealth of experience and a proven track record." Councillor Sylvia Liddle
Councillor Ron Whittle
Ron has lived in the Roe Lee area for 30 years and has been Governor of Roe Lee Park School for many years. Throughout his working life, Ron has been active in the trade union movement and was formerly a housing manager with Blackburn with Darwen Council and Twin Valley Homes. He is now retired and has been Councillor for Roe Lee ward since 2014; during that time he has taken up many cases on behalf of residents and regularly attends the Resident Association meetings in the ward.
Address: 27 Roe Lee Park, Blackburn, BB1 9RZ
Telephone: 07544 125278
"As a local resident, I care passionately about our area, and it was this that drove me to stand for Council - to make a difference in spite of the policies of the Tory Government." Councillor Ron Whittle
Councillor Phil Riley
Phil has been the ward councillor for Roe Lee ward since 2011 and has lived on Pleckgate Road with his partner, Ann, for more than 30 years. Since 2015 Phil has been the Executive Member for Regeneration on Blackburn with Darwen Council and is proud of the changes that we have managed to make in the town centre with new shops, bars and restaurants.
Address: 46 Pleckgate Road, Blackburn, BB1 8NZ
Telephone: 01254 260468
"With my ward colleagues, we have managed to make many improvements in the ward. In particular, the new playing fields near Pleckgate School – it’s a real delight to see all the local youngsters playing football there at the weekends." Councillor Phil Riley